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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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  1. Leon Valencia:

    For the first time we've registered a reduction in armed activity. We've avoided close to 5,000 dead or injured combatants and civilians because of the negotiations, this is an advance, a first glimpse of peace, a sample of what we can achieve if we reach peace.

  2. Kevin Sabet:

    There have been very important studies showing evidence for irreversible damage( from marijuana use), and so there needs to be more research in this area, i hope they're right. We want there to be little effect after 72 hours. But given the other studies that have had very large sample sizes that have been published over the past five years in prominent journals, I think we need to look into that more.

  3. Lashawn Daniels:

    I think as a writer, one of my proudest moments are when I hear the newer artist that's popping, great and respected, sample a song that I worked on, then when they mention you on Instagram With Love, it becomes' Wow ! I didn't even know y' all dug into credits like that.'.

  4. Tanya Froehlich:

    Our study assessed pyrethroid exposure using 3-PBA concentrations in a single urine sample, given that pyrethroids are non-persistent and rapidly metabolized, measurements over time would provide a more accurate assessment of typical exposure and are recommended in future studies before we can say definitively whether our results have public health ramifications.

  5. Jeffrey Duchin:

    Just looking at the ones that might have been reported with an outbreak that was detected would be a very biased sample.

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