Meaning of SAMPLE in English

SAMPLE

I.

noun

1 people in a survey

ADJECTIVE

▪ large , small

▪ total

▪ population

▪ national

▪ random , representative

▪ clinical , non-clinical

VERB + SAMPLE

▪ draw , select

a random ~ drawn from men aged 35–40

SAMPLE + VERB

▪ comprise sth , consist of sth

Our ~ comprised 250 office workers.

SAMPLE + NOUN

▪ size

A larger ~ size yields more reliable data.

▪ survey

▪ group

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ from

The research was based on ~s from 29 populations.

▪ ~ of

a wide ~ of people

2 small quantity of sth tested to provide information

ADJECTIVE

▪ blood , faecal/fecal , serum , stool , tissue , urine

▪ DNA , RNA

▪ rock , soil , water

▪ control

▪ biopsy

VERB + SAMPLE

▪ collect , obtain , take

▪ provide

All the athletes had to provide a urine ~.

▪ analyse/analyze , study , test

SAMPLE + VERB

▪ contain

▪ show

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ of

~s of tissue

3 small quantity of sth tried to see what it is like

ADJECTIVE

▪ free

They're giving out free ~s of the new toothpaste.

SAMPLE + NOUN

▪ book

We looked at ~ books to choose the fabric.

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ of

I'd like to see a ~ of your work.

II.

verb

ADVERB

▪ randomly

PREPOSITION

▪ from

The survey was done using a group of 100 children randomly ~d from the school population.

Sample is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ cuisine , ↑ delicacy , ↑ delight , ↑ dish , ↑ fare

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