sampling rate

Definitions

Computing

  • noun a number of measurements of a signal recorded every second

Electronics

  • In analog to digital conversions, the frequency with which samples of a variable are taken. For instance, that used in the conversion of analog music into digital form. Usually expressed as samples or cycles per unit time, as in a 192 kHz sampling rate. Sampling must be made at or above the Nyquist rate to prevent aliasing, and for any given sample size, the higher the sampling rate the more accurate the conversion. Also called sample rate, sampling frequency, or conversion rate.
  • synonymsample rate
  • synonymsampling frequency
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