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Definition of Samples

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example; specimen, small part of something; representative part of a larger group
take a small portion of something as a specimen; determine the quality of something by testing a specimen
Samples Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
MONASH Marketing Dictionary
products distributed free of charge to prospective buyers to promote future purchases.
2004 (c) Copyright & Reprint Courtesy of the Dept. of Marketing, Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University; edited by Mr. Don Bradmore.
Glossary of petroleum Industry
n pi 1. The well cuttings obtained at designated footage intervals during drilling. From an examination of these cuttings, the geologist determines the type of rock and the type of formation being drilled and estimates oil and gas content. 2. Small quantities of well fluids obtained for analysis.
Samples Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
To dream of receiving merchandise samples, denotes improvement in your business. For a traveling man to lose his samples, implies he will find himself embarrassed in business affairs, or in trouble through love engagements. For a woman to dream that she is examining samples sent her, denotes she will have chances to vary her amusements.
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Samples Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
EIA Energy Glossary
A representative fraction of a coal bed collected by approved methods, guarded against contamination or adulteration, and analyzed to determine the nature; chemical, mineralogic, and (or) petrographic composition; percentage or parts-per-million content of specified constituents; heat value; and possibly the reactivity of the coal or its constituents.
Source: Energy Information Administration, 2006
Samples Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Sample or samples may refer to:

Base meaning
  • Sample (statistics), a subset of a population
  • Sample (signal), a digital discrete sample of a continuous analog signal
  • Sample (material), a specimen or small quantity of something
  • Sample (graphics), an intersection of a color channel and a pixel
  • SAMPLE history, a mnemonic acronym for questions medical first responders should ask
  • Product sample, a sample of a consumer product that is given to the consumer so that he or she may try a product before committing to a purchase
  • Standard cross-cultural sample, a sample of 186 cultures, used by scholars engaged in cross-cultural studies

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Samples Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
WordNet 2.0

1. a small part of something intended as representative of the whole
(hypernym) example, illustration, instance, representative
(hyponym) coupon
(derivation) try, try out, taste
2. items selected at random from a population and used to test hypotheses about the population
(synonym) sample distribution, sampling
(hypernym) distribution, statistical distribution
(hyponym) acceptance sampling
(classification) statistics
3. all or part of a natural object that is collected and preserved as an example of its class
(hypernym) natural object
(hyponym) specimen

1. take a sample of; "Try these new crackers"; "Sample the regional dishes"
(synonym) try, try out, taste
(hypernym) consume, ingest, take in, take, have
(hyponym) degust