|Origin:||essample, from Latin exemplum; EXAMPLE|
sam‧ple1 S3 W2 [countable]
a small part or amount of something that is examined in order to find out something about the whole
I'd like to see some samples of your work.
They took a blood sample to test for hepatitis.
a small amount of a product that people can try in order to find out what it is like
samples of a new shampoo
a small group of people who have been chosen from a larger group to give information or answers to questions:
The sample consisted of 98 secondary school teachers.
Out of a random sample of drivers, 21% had been in an accident in the previous year.
a nationally representative sample of over 950 elderly persons
a small part of a song from a CD or record that is used in a new song:
Her latest album makes extensive use of samples from a wide range of acid jazz tracks.