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random sampling

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 of random sampling
1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Belle and I want to make a fast, random-sampling check of Primes and Ops around here.

    The Galaxy Primes Edward Elmer Smith

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