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Definition of Sample

Sample

  1. Example; pattern.
  2. A part of anything presented for inspection, or shown as evidence of the quality of the whole; a specimen; as, goods are often purchased by samples.
  3. To make or show something similar to; to match.
  4. To take or to test a sample or samples of; as, to sample sugar, teas, wools, cloths.

Sample Quotations

If you've found some way to educate yourself about engineering, stocks, or whatever it is, good employers will have some type of exam or interview and see a sample of your work.
Bill Gates

I drink too much. The last time I gave a urine sample it had an olive in it.
Rodney Dangerfield

In the 1980s, in the communist Eastern Germany, if you owned a typewriter, you had to register it with the government. You had to register a sample sheet of text out of the typewriter. And this was done so the government could track where text was coming from.
Mikko Hypponen

The tendency of the casual mind is to pick out or stumble upon a sample which supports or defies its prejudices, and then to make it the representative of a whole class.
Walter Lippmann

I've never been one to think it was cheating to sample this or to loop the drum part there - I've always done that. Even using four-track cassette recorders, I was always doing whatever I could to make it as good as I could.
James Mercer
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Sample Translations

sample in Afrikaans is monster
sample in Dutch is proefstuk, monster, proef, specimen
sample in German is Probe, abtasten, Muster, abfragen
sample in Italian is prova, esemplare
sample in Portuguese is amostra
sample in Spanish is muestra
sample in Swedish is provbit, smakprov