Meaning of SAMPLE in English

SAMPLE

transcription, транскрипция: [ sɑ:mp(ə)l, sæm- ]

( samples, sampling, sampled)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

A sample of a substance or product is a small quantity of it that shows you what it is like.

You’ll receive samples of paint, curtains and upholstery...

We’re giving away 2000 free samples...

They asked me to do some sample drawings.

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2.

A sample of a substance is a small amount of it that is examined and analysed scientifically.

They took samples of my blood.

...urine samples.

= specimen

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3.

A sample of people or things is a number of them chosen out of a larger group and then used in tests or used to provide information about the whole group.

We based our analysis on a random sample of more than 200 males.

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4.

If you sample food or drink, you taste a small amount of it in order to find out if you like it.

We sampled a selection of different bottled waters.

= taste

VERB : V n

5.

If you sample a place or situation, you experience it for a short time in order to find out about it.

...the chance to sample a different way of life.

= try

VERB : V n

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