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sample space

noun, Mathematics
the collection of all possible results of an experiment, represented as points.
Compare sample point.
Origin of sample space
1950-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for sample space
  • Without foreknowledge of this sample space, one lacks the basis for compiling the appropriate statistics.
  • The autocatalytic process does not operate across the full sample space to the same extent.
  • In order to calculate the probability of an event, one may wish to create a sample space.
  • The set of all possible elementary events is called the sample space or event space.
  • Students will apply counting techniques to determine the size of a sample space for a real-world or mathematical situation.
  • They must plan the sample space chart, and then interpret the data displayed in that chart.
  • Students will apply counting techniques to determine the size of a sample space.
British Dictionary definitions for sample space

sample space

(statistics) the set of possible outcomes of an experiment; the range of values of a random variable
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