representative sample

  

Definition

A small quantity of something such as customers, data, people, products, or materials, whose characteristics represent (as accurately as possible) the entire batch, lot, population, or universe.

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  • The high school math class was randomly chosen by the principal to be a representative sample of the entire high school student population in a that was given to the class.

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  • Having a good representative sample of data is a good way to accurately forecast how things may play out for you.

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  • Having a good representative sample size will let you break down the data knowing all that you need to know.

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