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randomsample
random sampling
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noun
Statistics.
a method of selecting a sample
(random sample)
from a statistical population in such a way that every possible sample that could be selected has a predetermined probability of being selected.
Origin:
1895–1900
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random sampling
noun
the selection of a random sample; each element of the population has an equal chance of been selected
WordNet® 3.0, © 2006 by Princeton University.
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