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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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In every case, the removal efficiencies calculated from the grab sample data were less than those efficiencies determined from the composite sample data reported by the laboratories.
the Lac du Marcheur showing has returned values up to 1,300 ppm Co, 1,400 ppm Cu and 6,800 ppm Ni in selected grab samples of stockwork-type massive sulphide veins adjacent to a gabbro, quartzite contact.
The company president, Alar Soever, said, 'While it is important to remember that these are results from a very few selected grab samples of mineralization, it is very encouraging to be able to find this kind of gold-silver-copper mineralization associated with what appears to be a large alteration package within a completely unexplored intrusion.
The Yellow Brick Road zone is a steeply dipping gold-bearing zone with grab samples containing 5.
Follow-up rock sampling, with a total of 58 grab samples, has returned significant Au, Cu and Ag contents.