Meaning of SAMPLING in English

SAMPLING

n.

Pronunciation: ' sam-pli ŋ , for 1 & 3 -p( ə -)li ŋ

Function: noun

Date: 1778

1 : the act, process, or technique of selecting a suitable sample specifically : the act, process, or technique of selecting a representative part of a population for the purpose of determining parameters or characteristics of the whole population

2 : a small part selected as a sample for inspection or analysis <ask a sampling of people which candidate they favor>

3 : the introduction or promotion of a product by distributing trial packages of it

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.