1The action or process of taking samples of something for analysis.
- ‘routine river sampling is carried out according to a schedule’
- 1.1count noun A sample.‘the list provides a sampling of the many resources available’
- ‘five random samplings collected from wild cats’
2The technique of digitally encoding music or sound and reusing it as part of a composition or recording.
- ‘sampling is bringing older music to younger ears’