Sample - Term Overview

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A sample is a part or a portion of a product that allows to know its quality. For example: "Yesterday I requested a sample of the new perfume that they advertise on television", "They asked me for a sample note for a magazine", "I need a sample of fabrics, please".

The part extracted from a group that is considered as a representative portion of it's also called a sample: "86% of Brazilians approve of Lula da Silva's management, according to the survey carried out on a sample of 10,000 people from diverse social classes ". The statistical sample is the subset of the individuals in a statistical population. These samples allow to infer the properties of the whole set.

In this way, we can also state that there is an expression that is frequently used in the colloquial sphere. We are referring to sample button. Specifically, we can say that it's used to say that something is working as an example of a thing. A phrase that makes the cited meaning clear is the following: "The singer performed a part of a song to serve as a sample button for all his art."

The sample is also the copy to be copied or imitated: "I asked my students to copy the sample drawing in their notebooks", "Please take this sample into account when designing the models".

The sign or sign that shows something and the conventional sign that denotes what is sold in a store are also signs: "The coach's insults are a sign of the social violence that exists in the country, " "I don't need another sample of your part, I know what kind of people you are ".

In addition to all the above we have to point out the fact that a sample is a term that is used in the military field to refer to the moment of training carried out by some troops so that the positions in charge carry out the corresponding inspection of them. Therefore, we can say that shows is synonymous with magazine.

Nor can we forget that there are so-called trade shows. These are events that have as a central axis the exhibition of various products and articles to make them known to the public. In this way, not only the knowledge of them but also their sale will be encouraged.

All this without overlooking that there is an animal that is named using the term that we are now analyzing. We are referring to the pointer dog. It's a dog that is trained to work in the hunting field. Specifically, what it does is sniff the prey once it has been shot so that the hunter can see and catch it.

The art show, finally, is the exhibition or display in a physical space where art objects disclosed. These samples can present paintings, sculptures, drawings, etc.: "Yesterday I visited an exhibition of African artists that left me in awe".

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