(statistics) the selection of a suitable sample for study

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

an observation station that is set up to make sample observations of something

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

the population is divided into subpopulations (strata) and random samples are taken of each stratum

the selection of a random sample; each element of the population has an equal chance of been selected

(telecommunication) the frequency of sampling a continuously varying signal

(telecommunication) the frequency of sampling per unit time

a prenatal test to detect birth defects at an early stage of pregnancy; tissue from the chorionic villi is assayed

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