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English definition of “sampling fraction”

sampling fraction

the relationship between the size of a group taking part in a study and the size of the larger group that they belong to: Given the low sampling fraction (5%), the data cannot be considered statistically representative.
(Definition of sampling fraction noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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