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English definition of “sample”

sample

noun [C]     /ˈsɑːmpl/
SHOW B2 a small amount of something that shows you what it is like: a free sample of chocolate She brought in some samples of her work.Samples and examples
EXAMINE a small amount of a substance that a doctor or scientist collects in order to examine it: a blood/urine sample Samples and examples
NUMBER B2 a small number of people from a larger group that is being tested: a representative sample a sample of 500 male driversSamples and examples
(Definition of sample noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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