Definitions for "Sampling"
The first step in the process of converting an analogue signal into a digital representation. This is accomplished by measuring the value of the analogue signal at regular intervals called samples. These values are then encoded to provide a digital representation of the analogue signal
When continuous signals are converted into discrete values.
The process of converting analogue audio into digital audio.
The technique of randomly acquiring a small percentage of data from a source. The technique is based on the theory that analyzing a statistically significant sample of a data set will reveal the same or close to the same information as analyzing the complete data set would. This is often used in lieu of extracting reviewing every row of data element in a file where the data volume is very large.
the selection of units of analysis (for example, people or institutions) for study. Sampling can involve attempts to statistically represent a population, in which case a variety of random or probability methods are available. Alternatively, sampling can be opportunistic, or formed by emerging theoretical concerns of a researcher.
When investigating social phenomena, the most accurate answer to any question would be found by questioning every member of the population. Surveying an entire population is usually too time-consuming or costly, but inferences can be made about the population by surveying a sample of the population. Sampling methods can be divided into two major categories: "probabilistic" and "non-probabilistic"
The taking of readings from a single data source. In basic CCD imaging theory, for delivered optical system information not to be lost, the resolution of imaging CCD pixels must be at least twice as precise as the delivered resolution of the optical system (e.g., for appropriate sampling, a telescope delivering a PSF with an FWHM of 2 arcseconds calls for a CCD with pixels having a one-arcsecond FOV.) Less than this level of precision is termed undersampling. Significantly more is termed oversampling.
Sampling refers to the proper matching of pixel size to focal length to achieve the best possible resolution. Sampling is the essentially number of pixels that a star image covers. If too few, the image is undersampled and does not achieve the best possible resolution. If too many, the image is oversampled which unnecessarily reduces efficiency.
Sampling, re-sampling, scaling, up-sampling, down-sampling, and resizing up or down . . . terms used for increasing or decreasing the number of pixels in an image. Resizing down is easier to accomplish as existing pixels are simply discarded.
When sound bytes are removed electronically from a master recording and through technological imitation placed within the context of another composition. The length of the bytes can be limitless and can contain lyric and music in combination or in part from any segment of the score. Depending upon the length of the bytes and how they are used, unauthorized sampling could be held to be a copyright infringement of the sound recording from which they were taken and from the musical work they first appeared in
a search of the kind that infringes on a person's constitutionally protected right to privacy of his person
A form of appraisal or disposal which is used especially in connection with large series or other groups of records. Sampling aims at securing a sufficient sample to enable inferences about the records creator, its operational setting, and the form, functions, and content of its records. Source: Adapted from Leppänen.
Method of insertion that distributes "goody bags" filled with product samples, coupons, and inserts free to specific markets, such as senior citizens, college students, newlyweds, and new mothers
Technique frequently used at retail stores to get products into the hands of consumers through tasting, giveaways or reduced price trial offers.
products offered to consumers usually for free to introduce a new product.
A technique of capturing (or recording) periodic snapshots of phenomena that appear continuous if the sampling rate is fast enough - the principle behind motion pictures (movies).
Basically consists of exploratory testing in an effort to locate acceptable paying ground prior to starting a production mining operation. This is usually done by dredging sample holes in the likely spots to find gold deposits, should they be present within that general area. The material from each sample hole is tested to check the gold content. The prospector continues to make sample holes until a sufficient paystreak or deposit is located, at which time mining activities are begun with the intention of recovering the gold out of the deposit. For more information on sampling see my "Successful Dredging Techniques Page".
a Fourth Amendment search, even if the sample is obtained noninvasively
a violation of Fourth Amendment search and seizure or Fifth Amendment freedom from self-incrimination
a relatively new service provided by funeral homes and one that raises some potentially sticky legal questions, said Kelly Smith, a spokesman for the National Funeral Directors Association
Keywords:  deli, bakery, tray, impulse, encouraged
A marketing program used to prompt impulse buying. Particularly useful in the Deli and Bakery Departments. The customer is encouraged to sample products from a prepared sample tray.
Keywords:  cflowd, ipv, header, tile, method
Method of obtaining tile for testing from an agreed-upon lot.
Method where the sampling key based on the IPv4 header is sent to the Routing Engine. There, the key is placed in a file, or cflowd packets based on the key are sent to a cflowd server.
A method of evaluating the price performance of an individual group of stocks compared with the movement of the total stock market. This method involves choosing stocks whose aggregate movement reflects as closely as possible the movement of all stocks.
a step backward in a place where the echoes of slavery and segregation can still be heard
Keywords:  kimberlites, assay, bulk, small, tested
Small amounts of air, water, or soil are obtained and tested to determine the levels of different hazardous chemicals contained in them.
Taking small pieces of rock at intervals along exposed mineralisation for assay (to determine the mineral content). Bulk samples in the case of kimberlites.
to take a small amount of a substance as an example, for testing purposes etc
Keywords:  kbi, kansas, dna, tool, database
a tool used by the State of Kansas to provide DNA blood and tissue samples to the KBI database
Sequential Interdependency Social Audit
According to the classification algorithm, records whether animals were sampled according to outcome (health effect) or exposure (environmental hazard). For example, in a case-control study, sampling would be by outcome, while in a cohort study, it would be by exposure. In a cross-sectional study, sampling could be by either outcome or exposure, since these are measured simultaneously.
The process of taking a number of sample measurements so that a statistical average may be calculated.
A statistical procedure whereby generalizations are drawn from a relatively small number of observations.
an acceptable means of identifying prisoners, and on this basis alone, is reasonable
Trying out programs by tuning in; especially important for new programs/series.
Identifying significant visual features in a text to establish initial recognition of the general sense.
Keywords:  constitute, procedure
Procedure used to obtain or constitute a sample. RT sample
The removal of a portion of a material for examination or analysis.