What is sample?

  • (noun): A small part of something intended as representative of the whole.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on sample, samples:

Forensic Chemistry - Methods - Sample Integrity
... their analytical work in a sterile laboratory decreasing the risk of sample contamination ... tampering, forensic chemists must keep track of a chain of custody for each sample ... Destructive methods involve taking a sample from the object of interest, and so injures the object ...
... which is used to measure the amount of combustible gases present in a sample ... detector, operates on the principle of resistance proportional to heat—a wire is heated, and a sample of the gas is introduced to the hot wire ... in the device to avoid the explosimeter igniting the sample external to the device ...
Nile Blue Staining - Workflow
... The sample or frozen sections is/are fixated in formaldehyde, then immersed for 20 minutes in the Nile blue solution and rinsed with water ... Then the sample is thoroughly rinsed in water (for one to two hours) ... The sample can be embedded in glycerol or glycerol gelatin ...
Stillmatic - Track Listing
... Samples "Stillmatic (The Intro)" contains a sample from "Let Me Be Your Angel" by Stacy Lattisaw "Ether" contains dialogue from "Fuck Friendz" by 2Pac, and gunshot samples from "K ... Got Ur Self A..." contains a sample from "Woke Up This Morning" by Alabama 3 "You're Da Man" contains a sample from "Sugar Man" by Sixto Diaz Rodriguez (sometimes misattributed to DJ David Holmes), "Am Fenster ... Geils Band "One Mic" contains a sample from "In the Air Tonight" by Phil Collins, "I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby" by Barry White "2nd ...

More definitions of "sample":

  • (noun): All or part of a natural object that is collected and preserved as an example of its class.
  • (noun): Items selected at random from a population and used to test hypotheses about the population.
    Synonyms: sample distribution, sampling
  • (verb): Take a sample of.
    Example: "Sample the regional dishes"
    Synonyms: try, try out, taste

Famous quotes containing the word sample:

    All that a city will ever allow you is an angle on it—an oblique, indirect sample of what it contains, or what passes through it; a point of view.
    Peter Conrad (b. 1948)

    As a rule they will refuse even to sample a foreign dish, they regard such things as garlic and olive oil with disgust, life is unliveable to them unless they have tea and puddings.
    George Orwell (1903–1950)

    The present war having so long cut off all communication with Great-Britain, we are not able to make a fair estimate of the state of science in that country. The spirit in which she wages war is the only sample before our eyes, and that does not seem the legitimate offspring either of science or of civilization.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)