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Synonyms for sample
ˈsæm pəl, ˈsɑm-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sample(noun)

    a small part of something intended as representative of the whole

    sampling, sample distribution

  2. sample distribution, sample, sampling(noun)

    items selected at random from a population and used to test hypotheses about the population

    sampling, sample distribution

  3. sample(verb)

    all or part of a natural object that is collected and preserved as an example of its class

    sampling, sample distribution

  4. sample, try, try out, taste(verb)

    take a sample of

    "Try these new crackers"; "Sample the regional dishes"

    attempt, examine, stress, adjudicate, strain, audition, essay, seek, savour, assay, taste, try, prove, test, try on, smack, hear, experiment, try out, judge, render, savor


  1. sample(noun)

    example, specimen

  2. sample(noun)

    To make or show something similar to; to match.

    I design this but for a sample of what I hope more fully to discuss. -Woodward.

    specimen, example

  3. sample(noun)

    To take or to test a sample or samples of; as, to sample sugar, teas, wool, cloth.

    ...it is possible it [the Anglo-Saxon race] might stand second to the Scandinavian countries [in average height] if a fair sample of their population were obtained. Francis Galton et al. (1883). Final Report of the Anthropometric Committee, Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, p. 269.

    specimen, example

  4. sample(noun)

    To reduce a continuous signal (such as a sound wave) to a discrete signal.

    example, specimen

  5. sample(noun)

    To reuse a portion of (an existing sound recording) in a new song.

    Thus he concludes, and every hardy knight His sample followed. -Fairfax.

    specimen, example

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sample

    A sample is a portion taken at random out of a quantity supposed to be homogeneous, so that the qualities found in the sample may reasonably be expected to be found in the whole; as, a sample of sugar; a sample of cloth. A specimen is one unit of a series, or a fragment of a mass, all of which is supposed to possess the same essential qualities; as, a specimen of coinage, or of architecture, or a specimen of quartz. No other unit or portion may be exactly like the specimen, while all the rest is supposed to be exactly like the sample. An instance is a sample or specimen of action. Compare EXAMPLE.

    case, example, exemplification, illustration, instance, specimen

    abnormality, aggregate, exception, monstrosity, total, whole

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sample

    specimen, pattern, illustration, case, exemplification, scantling

    exception, deviation, abnormity, monstrosity, variety, nondescript, hybrid, nonsuch

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sample(n.)

    specimen, illustration

  2. sample(n.)

    example, pattern, instance

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sample(n)

    specimen, example, illustration, exemplification, instance, pattern

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How to use sample in a sentence?

  1. Kevin Schrer:

    Had we only taken that one sample, everything would have been wrong.

  2. Nancy Messonnier:

    This is a new virus and the best timing and the right type of sample to determine if someone is infected with this new virus has not yet been determined.

  3. Bruce Harrington:

    I began my quest in the mid 90s. It was 15 years until we heard that there was a DNA sample taken from our scene.

  4. Damian Roland:

    With a much larger sample size, it is likely we will find more instances when a tweet is not considered representative.

  5. Kari Johansson:

    We therefore do not have a large enough sample to give any clear answer about this, this outcome needs to be studied further in even larger samples of patients.

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