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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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As part of a longitudinal study on HPV infection and transmission, a volunteer sample of women aged 18-24 attending junior college or university in Montreal and their male partners were recruited between May 2005 and August 2008.
PATIENTS: Nineteen evaluable volunteer sample patients aged between 36 and 72 years with Fitzpatrick skin types I, II, and III who were in good physical and mental health with mild to moderately photodamaged facial skin were considered for analysis.
In disclosing the information, the NPIA said: "The date of birth (DOB) held on NDNAD for a subject is the DOB provided by the individual to the police officer at the time of arrest or the time of providing the volunteer sample.
Reported rates of cheating may significantly underestimate the threat to academic integrity in universities due to volunteer sample biases.

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