Sample vs Riffler - What's the difference?

sample | riffler |


As nouns the difference between sample and riffler

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 riffler is a mechanical device consisting of a metal box with a series of vertical slats through which material is poured and randomly divided into two samples; this process is repeated to obtain a small representative sample of a bulk material.

As a verb sample

is to make or show something similar to; to match.

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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    riffler

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A mechanical device consisting of a metal box with a series of vertical slats through which material is poured and randomly divided into two samples; this process is repeated to obtain a small representative sample of a bulk material.
  • A curved file used in carving wood and marble.
  • Synonyms

    * (device for obtaining a sample) riffle sampler ----