Sample vs Exhibit - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between sample and exhibit

is that sample is a part of anything taken or presented for inspection, or shown as evidence of the quality of the whole; a specimen; as, goods are often purchased by samples while exhibit is an instance of.

As verbs the difference between sample and exhibit

is that sample is to make or show something similar to; to match while exhibit is to display or show (something) for others to see, especially at an exhibition or contest.

sample

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A part of anything taken or presented for inspection, or shown as evidence of the quality of the whole; a specimen; as, goods are often purchased by samples.
  • "I design this but for a sample of what I hope more fully to discuss." -Woodward.
  • (statistics) A subset of a population selected for measurement, observation or questioning, to provide statistical information about the population.
  • "...it is possible it [the Anglo-Saxon race] might stand second to the Scandinavian countries [in average height] if a fair sample of their population were obtained." Francis Galton et al. (1883). Final Report of the Anthropometric Committee, Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, p. 269.
  • (cooking) a small piece of food for tasting, typically given away for free
  • (business) a small piece of some goods, for determining quality, colour, etc., typically given away for free
  • (music) Gratuitous borrowing of easily recognised phases (or moments) from other music (or movies) in a recording, used to emphasize a particular point by implying a certain context.
  • (obsolete) Example; pattern.
  • * Shakespeare
  • a sample to the youngest
  • * Fairfax
  • Thus he concludes, and every hardy knight / His sample followed.

    Synonyms

    * specimen * example

    Verb

  • To make or show something similar to; to match.
  • To take or to test a sample or samples of; as, to sample sugar, teas, wool, cloth.
  • (signal processing) To reduce a continuous signal (such as a sound wave) to a discrete signal.
  • To reuse a portion of (an existing sound recording) in a new song.
  • Anagrams

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    exhibit

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To display or show (something) for others to see, especially at an exhibition or contest.
  • *
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  • To demonstrate.
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  • (legal) To submit (a physical object) to a court as evidence.
  • To put on a public display.
  • (medicine) To administer as a remedy.
  • Synonyms

    * display, show, show off * (demonstrate) demonstrate, show * (present for inspection)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An instance of .
  • That which is .
  • A public showing; an exhibition.
  • The museum's new exhibit is drawing quite a crowd.
  • (legal) An article formally introduced as evidence in a court.
  • Exhibit A is this photograph of the corpse.

    Synonyms

    * (instance of exhibiting) showing * (public showing) exhibition, exposition, show