samplenoun [ C ]uk /ˈsɑːm.pəl/ us /ˈsæm.pəl/
sample noun [ C ] (SMALL AMOUNT)
- We asked a random sample of people what they thought.
- The study was carried out with such a small sample that its results are invalid
- Water samples taken from streams were analysed for contamination by chemicals.
- They looked at the blood samples under the microscope.
- The samples varied in quality but were generally acceptable.
sampleverb [ T ]uk /ˈsɑːm.pəl/ us /ˈsæm.pəl/
sample verb [ T ] (SMALL AMOUNT)