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Synonyms for sampling

items selected at random from a population and used to test hypotheses about the population

measurement at regular intervals of the amplitude of a varying waveform (in order to convert it to digital form)

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Despite being at the forefront of a technology, Japan found that its innovation was outdated because it used an analog format.
When an analog television show is on, you must watch it then, or program a VCR to catch the show in analog format to watch later.
It was still in the analog format, but you could connect the cameras and monitors to it and automatically or manually switch from one camera to another," notes Jeff Kiuchi, a product specialist at Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America Security Products in Irvine, CA.
This means that 92% of the world's data is now born digital while just 8% is created in analog format.
The large readout is capable of displaying information in a digital or analog format.
Furthermore, search and retrieval are different and, in many ways, are enhanced in a digital environment, though browsing behaviors still may be more efficient in analog format.
consumers are nor motivated to buy either digital-to-analog converters or digital-TV sets, since they will be receiving the same television programs that are now broadcast in analog format.
The new synchronous buck regulators can also operate as a standard analog regulator without any programming and can provide current and temperature telemetry in analog format.
They can also mix clips from VHS tapes with digital content to create videos that can be output to either the analog format (S-VHS tape) or the digital format (CD/DVD).
In its most glorious iteration, the 1080i format, HDTV will bring extraordinarily sharp pictures to homes across the country, far better than even the best television screens showing in the long-used NTSC analog format.
Starting in the year 2000, the satellite will carry public broadcaster NHK's first two digital channels as well as the private Wowow channel, all of which are presently broadcast in analog format.
First, the picture is transmitted in a digital rather than an analog format.