Meaning of SAMPLING in English

SAMPLING

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈsam-pliŋ, for 1 & 3 ]

-p(ə-)liŋ 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's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.