Meaning of SAMPLE in English

/sam"peuhl, sahm"-/ , n., adj., v., sampled, sampling .


1. a small part of anything or one of a number, intended to show the quality, style, or nature of the whole; specimen.

2. Statistics. a subset of a population: to study a sample of the total population.

3. a sound of short duration, as a musical tone or a drumbeat, digitally stored in a synthesizer for playback.


4. serving as a specimen: a sample piece of cloth.


5. to take a sample or samples of; test or judge by a sample.

[ 1250-1300; ME essample. See EXAMPLE ]

Syn. 1. See example .

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