sample
Noun

A small part of something intended as representative of the whole (synset 105830135)
hypernym: example, illustration, instance, representative  an item of information that is typical of a class or grouphyponym:
 coupon  a test sample of some substance
 cross section  a sample meant to be representative of a whole population
 grab sample  a single sample or measurement taken at a specific time or over as short a period as feasible
 random sample  a sample grabbed at random
 tasting  a small amount (especially of food or wine)

Items selected at random from a population and used to test hypotheses about the population (synset 106036061)
domain category: statistics  a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parametershypernym: distribution, statistical distribution  (statistics) an arrangement of values of a variable showing their observed or theoretical frequency of occurrencehyponym:
 acceptance sampling  a statistical procedure for accepting or rejecting a batch of merchandise or documents; involves determining the maximum number of defects discovered in a sample before the entire batch is rejected
 random sample  a sample in which every element in the population has an equal chance of being selected
 proportional sample, representative sample, stratified sample  the population is divided into strata and a random sample is taken from each stratum
synonym: sample distribution, sampling 
All or part of a natural object that is collected and preserved as an example of its class (synset 109444303)
hypernym: natural object  an object occurring naturally; not made by man
Verb

Take a sample of (synset 201197832)
hyponym: degust  taste with relish
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