sample

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Noun[change]

Singular
sample

Plural
samples

  1. (countable) A sample is a small amount of something to try or test it.
    The nurse took a small blood sample.
    The data come from a study of a random sample of adult (aged 15 and over) deaths.

Verb[change]

Plain form
sample

Third-person singular
samples

Past tense
sampled

Past participle
sampled

Present participle
sampling

  1. (transitive) If you sample something, you try or test a small amount of it.
    After sampling each of the wines, she bought the one she liked best.