What is Sample ?
Sample is (noun) a specimen, a small part which is used to show what the whole is like a sample of the cloth or a cloth sample Try a sample of the local cheese. He gave a blood sample. We in- terviewed a sample of potential customers. Synonym example(verb) 1. to test something, to try something by taking a small amount Why don’t you sample the wine before placing your order? 2. to ask a group of people questions to find out a gen- eral reaction They sampled 2,000 people at random to test the new soap.
source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level