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sample

[′sam·pəl]
(science and technology)
Representative fraction of material tested or analyzed in order to determine the nature, composition, and percentage of specified constituents, and possibly their reactivity.
(statistics)
A selection of a certain collection from a larger collection.

sample

A small specimen of material, or a single unit of many such items to be furnished, which is in conformity with the requirements for the specifications; furnished for review and approval; establishes standards by which work will be judged.

sample

(digital signal processing)
The result of measuring the amplitude of an analog signal at a specified time. In digital signal processing a sample is a signed or unsigned number and the number of samples per second is called the sample rate.
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Fifty-eight (87%) of 67 of the wipe samples and 51 (80%) of 64 of HEPA vacuum sock samples were culture positive.
The measured lead concentrations in wipe samples that were positive for lead were roughly 10,000-100,000 times lower than the respective direct lead-paint values measured at the same locations.
The Pearson correlation coefficient was calculated on the mean logged values between deck wipe samples and indoor samples (Table 3) at each location.
The results of dust wipe samples taken beneath the laboratory-erected trees are summarized in Table 2.
There was no way to know whether pesticide concentrations on the day wipe samples were taken represented those throughout the season.
Dust wipe samples were taken at the 12-month housing inspection by experienced visual inspectors certified by the Maryland Department of the Environment.
The wipe sample surface loadings were significantly higher in homes near chromium waste sites than in control homes.
wp 3: experimental determination of the resistance of wipe samples as well as their reliability.
In a study conducted in two Portuguese hospitals, the researchers reportedly analyzed 327 wipe samples to test for surface contamination of three drug surrogates.
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