Meaning of SAMPLE in English


Pronunciation: ' sam-p ə l

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French sample, essample, from Latin exemplum ― more at EXAMPLE

Date: 15th century

1 : a representative part or a single item from a larger whole or group especially when presented for inspection or shown as evidence of quality : SPECIMEN

2 : a finite part of a statistical population whose properties are studied to gain information about the whole

3 : an excerpt from a musical recording that is used in another artist's recording

synonyms see INSTANCE

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