sampling
has definitions from the fields of statistics,telecommunications,mathematics


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[ noun ] (statistics) the selection of a suitable sample for study
Used in print (LeRoy Fothergill, "Biological Warfare", in Peter...)Much information has been gathered relative to quantitative sampling and assessment techniques . This material fluoresces under ultraviolet_light which facilitates its sampling and assessment . This suggests that the sampling period , particularly at the more distant locations , should have been increased . Related terms 
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[ noun ] (mathematics,statistics) items selected from a population and used to test hypotheses about the population
Synonyms Related terms distribution acceptance_sampling random_sample stratified_sample statistics 
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[ noun ] (telecommunications) measurement at regular intervals of the amplitude of a varying waveform (in order to convert it to digital form)
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