noun Date: 1778 1. the act, process, or technique of selecting a suitable sample; specifically the act, process, or technique of selecting a representative part of a population for the purpose of determining parameters or characteristics of the whole population 2. a small part selected as a sample for inspection or analysis <
ask a sampling of people which candidate they favor
3. the introduction or promotion of a product by distributing trial packages of it

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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