sampling

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sampling

  1. present participle of sample

Noun[edit]

sampling (plural samplings)

  1. The process or technique of obtaining a representative sample.
  2. A sample.
  3. (statistics) The analysis of a group by determining the characteristics of a significant percentage of its members chosen at random.
  4. (signal processing) The measurement, at regular intervals, of the amplitude of a varying waveform in order to convert it to digital form.
  5. (music) Electronically splicing pieces of previously recorded sound as part of a composition, especially as part of hip-hop or electronic dance music.

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  • 2001. The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: North America. Garland Publishing. Ellen Koskoff (Ed.). Pgs. 694-695.

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