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sample

noun [C] (SMALL AMOUNT)    /ˈsɑːm.pl̩/ US  /ˈsæm-/
B2 a small amount of something that shows you what the rest is or should be like: a free sample of shampoo samples of carpet/curtain material Please bring some samples of your work to the interview.Samples and examples C2 a small amount of a substance that a doctor or scientist collects in order to examine it: a blood/urine sampleMedical examination B2 a group of people or things that is chosen out of a larger number and is asked questions or tested in order to get information about the larger group: a random sample of voters a nationally representative sample of 200 schoolsSamples and examples
(Definition of sample noun (SMALL AMOUNT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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