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English definition of “random sample”

random sample

noun [C]
MARKETING a group of people, data, etc. that is chosen from a larger group without using any system, plan, or rule: The survey interviewed a random sample of 850 adults.
random sampling noun [C or U]
(Definition of random sample from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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