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sample

  1. part of a total population that can be analysed to make inferences about the whole population (see SAMPLING).
  2. a small amount of raw material or finished product whose quality or performance can be tested as a guide to the quality or performance of a whole batch of material or product (see QUALITY CONTROL, ACCEPTANCE SAMPLING).
  3. a small trial pack of a product or brand which is used to encourage buyers to try it out (see SALES PROMOTION).
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We are 95% below the ACL confident that at least 95% of the zone is clean or below the ACL Total * Parameter inputs for CJR method: 50% probability that judgment sample location contains detectable contamination and are twice as likely to contain detectable contamination as random sample locations.
With judgment samples, a knowledgeable person chooses representative or illustrative test cases or, sometimes, problematic cases.
Judgment samples are those that are not randomly selected from the entire population of interest.