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sampling

[sam-pling, sahm-] /ˈsæm plɪŋ, ˈsɑm-/
noun
1.
the act or process of selecting a sample for testing, analyzing, etc.
2.
the sample so selected.
Origin
1630-1640
1630-40; sample + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for samplings

sampling

/ˈsɑːmplɪŋ/
noun
1.
the process of selecting a random sample
2.
a variant of sample (sense 2)
3.
the process of taking a short extract from (a record) and mixing it into a different backing track
4.
a process in which a continuous electrical signal is approximately represented by a series of discrete values, usually regularly spaced
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