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1The taking of a sample or samples.‘routine river sampling is carried out according to a schedule’
- ‘More details about statistics, pharmacokinetics, drug assays, and blood sampling are given in the online supplement.’
- ‘The remaining 30 percent of cervical cancers result from errors in sampling and interpretation.’
- ‘Each sampling technique can be used individually based on certain criteria or it is often common to use all three in combination.’
- ‘The large variation in disease detection rates with cervical smears may be partly due to differences in the sampling devices and the techniques of sampling.’
- ‘The known bias of snowball sampling is the strength of this project.’
- ‘Lung sampling was randomized, with the second bronchoscopy always conducted in the contralateral lung.’
- ‘Contrary to the boasts of corporate-oriented technical literature, sampling is not flawless.’
- ‘The authors conclude that the brush technique provides adequate sampling for the identification of cervical pathology with reduced patient discomfort and bleeding.’
- ‘Summarized data for the environmental sampling of each sawmill (median and ranges) are presented in Table 1.’
- ‘Interpretation of Pap smear slides may be hindered by poor sampling, uneven cell distribution or improper fixation of the slide.’
- ‘The curators have made an error, I think, in not presenting a sampling of the work Rodchenko created during his shadowy last twenty years.’
- ‘Thorough sampling will make it easier to establish a correlation between endoscopic appearances and histologic changes.’
- 1.1Statistics A sample.
- ‘It's possible that we would collect somewhere less than 200,000 and still have a very scientifically statistically valid sampling.’
- ‘It is random sampling that provides statistical independence and with it the probability structure linking a sample with a parent population.’
- ‘‘An election is not a statistically valid sampling of the population either - it is only the people who choose to vote,’ he says.’
- ‘It is not apparent that it is even possible - in principle - to carry out a statistically representative sampling for these particular purposes.’
- ‘The main obstacles in atomistic simulations, however, have been the restriction to very short timescales and the inability of equilibrium simulations to provide statistically satisfactory samplings.’
2The technique of digitally encoding music or sound and reusing it as part of a composition or recording.
- ‘Another common way to integrate sound is through content sampling or sharing.’
- ‘Now, let's shift our focus from political expression to artistic expression, and the brave new world of sampling and remixing.’
- ‘Prior to digital sampling, all games had to use sound chips to provide a suitably realistic sonic environment, so you had to say a lot with very little.’
- ‘An important technique of contemporary music making involves the appropriation of older recordings through the use of digital sampling.’
- ‘Their attitude towards sampling is ‘hands-on’, even though their music could easily be the result of pre-meditation.’
- ‘The sampling and contorted rhythms really add a lot to many of the songs.’
- ‘Even his accent could be produced from digital sampling.’
- ‘As well as south of the border, now that Brazil has caught up with digital sampling and the whole digital world.’
- ‘But it is his first, as he tells you in the exhaustive liner notes, doing more than ‘just sampling and sequencing sounds’.’
- ‘Across the board, the mixes manage to obfuscate the content by either sampling to the point of irrelevance, cutting lyrics, or just submerging them deep within the mix.’
- ‘The 1990s have seen rock bands like Sublime and Limp Bizkit incorporate hip hop's lingo, vocal style, and the art of sampling into their music.’
- ‘At the same time, his technique of cutting the stream of words with repeated sound fragments anticipates the sampling of electronic music.’
- ‘In the introduction, he explains that sampling has influenced popular music more than any other technique during the past 20 years.’
- ‘His songs are emotive and honest and this hybrid blending of scratching and sampling with conventional instrumentation is a success.’
- ‘This is perhaps best demonstrated in music, where sampling has created an obvious situation in which individuals are both producing and consuming simultaneously.’
- ‘Swapping compulsive sampling for more traditional method of creating electronic music, the King recorded this album with analogue equipment and tapes.’
- ‘Since sampling is a constitutive structural part of rap music, it is naturally found in all local variants of the genre.’
- ‘Producing new sounds through the sampling of already existing music was an innovative challenge recognized by such authorities in the field of electronic music as the composer Karlheinz Stockhausen.’
- ‘The use of sampling and other digital technology has not only questioned those concepts of musical work and authorship that were in fact already unstable.’
- ‘Much as with hip-hop sampling, the high cost of licensing limits the range of choices and the number of samples they can use on MTV Mash.’
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