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Sampling   /sˈæmplɪŋ/   Listen

(statistics) the selection of a suitable sample for study.
Items selected at random from a population and used to test hypotheses about the population.  Synonyms: sample, sample distribution.
Measurement at regular intervals of the amplitude of a varying waveform (in order to convert it to digital form).

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"Sampling" Quotes from Famous Books

... might remain automatically in membership when they "go down." In fact of course the percentage which retains its membership is very small. "Men" and women at Universities join any organisation whose leaders at the moment are influential and popular. They are sampling life to discover what suits them, and a few years later some of them are scattered over the globe, others immersed in science or art, or wholly occupied in law and medicine, in the church and the army, in the civil service and in journalism. ...
— The History of the Fabian Society • Edward R. Pease

... or proprietors of establishments in which phonorecord players are located, have such access to such establishments and to the phonorecord players located therein and such opportunity to obtain information with respect thereto as may be reasonably necessary to determine, by sampling procedures or otherwise, the proportion of contribution of the musical works of each such person to the earnings of the phonorecord players for which fees shall have been deposited. Any person who alleges that he or she has been denied the access permitted under the regulations ...
— Copyright Law of the United States of America: - contained in Title 17 of the United States Code. • Library of Congress Copyright Office

... initiated an advertising campaign, coupled with sampling, and received many fine letters which encouraged us to hire a salesman who sold the product to the stores in the Twin City area so as to have proper distribution. Advertising was done also in two national magazines, so we sat back, hopefully anticipating the big orders that ...
— Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the 41st Annual Meeting • Various

Words linked to "Sampling" :   selection, statistical distribution, mensuration, measurement, sample distribution, telecommunication, random sample, distribution, pick, measuring, measure, option, statistics, representative sampling, telecom, random sampling, choice, proportional sample, stratified sample, representative sample

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