"samples" in the noun sense
a small part of something intended as representative of the whole
2. sample distribution, sample, sampling
items selected at random from a population and used to test hypotheses about the population
all or part of a natural object that is collected and preserved as an example of its class
"samples" in the verb sense
1. sample, try, try out, taste
take a sample of
"Try these new crackers"
"Sample the regional dishes"
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