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sam·ple

sample

 
 
pronunciation:
saem pl
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, transitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (noun, verb)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a representative part or fragment of a larger whole.
Let's take some paint samples home and see which color looks best.She sent in a sample of her writing to the university.
synonyms:
exemplar, sampling, swatch
similar words:
representative, specimen
definition 2: such a part used for studying the characteristics of the whole; specimen.
They'll need a sample of blood for testing.The results were obtained from a large sample of the population.
synonyms:
cross section, sampling, specimen
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part of speech: adjective
definition: serving as an example of the whole.
A sample population must be found for the study.
synonyms:
exemplary, representative
similar words:
illustrative, model, pilot, representational, trial
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: sampled, samples, sampling
definition: to take a portion of (the whole).
Would you like to sample this pie?
synonyms:
taste, try
similar words:
nibble, test
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