sampling

Definitions

Banking

  • noun the testing of a product by taking a small amount
  • noun the testing of the reactions of a small group of people to find out the reactions of a larger group of consumers

Electronics

  • The taking of samples.
  • A given sample (2).

Media Studies

  • noun the process of selecting a sample from the larger population for the purposes of a survey or experiment
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