# sampling

## Primary Meanings of sampling

 1 n (statistics) the selection of a suitable sample for study 2 n measurement at regular intervals of the amplitude of a varying waveform (in order to convert it to digital form)
Full Definitions of sampling
1

### n (statistics) the selection of a suitable sample for study

Types:
random sampling
the selection of a random sample; each element of the population has an equal chance of been selected
proportional sampling, representative sampling, stratified sampling
the population is divided into subpopulations (strata) and random samples are taken of each stratum
lucky dip
a selection or decision purely at random
Type of:
choice, option, pick, selection
the act of choosing or selecting

### n items selected at random from a population and used to test hypotheses about the population

Synonyms:
sample, sample distribution
Types:
acceptance sampling
a statistical procedure for accepting or rejecting a batch of merchandise or documents; involves determining the maximum number of defects discovered in a sample before the entire batch is rejected
random sample
a sample in which every element in the population has an equal chance of being selected
proportional sample, representative sample, stratified sample
the population is divided into strata and a random sample is taken from each stratum
Type of:
distribution, statistical distribution
(statistics) an arrangement of values of a variable showing their observed or theoretical frequency of occurrence
2

### n measurement at regular intervals of the amplitude of a varying waveform (in order to convert it to digital form)

Type of:
measure, measurement, measuring, mensuration
the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule