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sam·ple

sample

 
 
pronunciation:
saem pl
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a small part of something that shows what the whole is like.
I brought home a sample of wallpaper to see how it will look in my room.
similar words:
representative, specimen
definition 2: a part of a group used for studying the characteristics of the whole group.
We surveyed a sample of sixth graders about the kinds of music they like.
synonyms:
cross section, specimen
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: samples, sampling, sampled
definition: to test a part of something.
Would you like to sample this pie?
synonyms:
try
similar words:
nibble, test