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English definition of “sample”

sample

noun [C]    /ˈsæm·pəl/
a small amount of something which shows what the rest is or should be like: a free sample a blood/tissue sample The booklet contains sample questions and answers. A sample of people is a small group that is tested to obtain information about the larger group: The poll is based on a random sample of Montgomery voters.
(Definition of sample noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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