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sample

noun archetype, case in point, cross section, documentum, ensample, example, exemplar, exemplification, exemplum, guide, illustration, instance, model, original, paradigm, prototype, representation, representative, reppesentative selection, showpiece, specimen, standard of comparison, swatch, typical example
See also: case, check, cross section, example, exemplary, illustration, instance, model, paradigm, partake, pattern, poll, prototype, representative, specimen

sample (sale by, implied term)

a contract of sale is a sale by sample where there is an express or implied term to that effect in the contract. Where there is a sale by sample there is an implied condition:
  1. (1) that the bulk will correspond with the sample in quality;
  2. (2) that the buyer will have a reasonable opportunity of comparing the bulk with the sample;
  3. (3) that the goods will be free from any defect, rendering them unacceptable, which would not be apparent on reasonable examination of the sample.

If a sale is by sample as well as by description, it is not sufficient that the bulk corresponds with the sample if the goods do not also correspond with the description. It is the duty of the seller to make the sample available to the buyer for comparison.

SAMPLE, contracts. A small quantity of any commodity or merchandise, exhibited as a specimen of a larger quantity called the bulk. (q.v.)
     2. When a sale is made by sample, and it afterwards turns out that the bulk does not correspond with it, the purchaser is not, in general, bound to take the property on a compensation being made to him for the difference. 1 Campb. R. 113; vide 2 East, 314; 4, Campb. R. 22; 12 Wend. 566 9 Wend. 20; 6 Cowen, 354; 12 Wend. 413. See 5 John. R. 395.

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Drawing on the literature in social cognition and variations in parenting approaches, the authors used three questionnaire report measures to gather data from a convenience sample of 177 fourth-grade children and either their mother or father.
Data collected in a convenience sample of 170 South Asian women in community settings indicate barriers such as cost, transportation, lack of awareness of the procedure, lack of a physician referral, and lack of health insurance as some of the reasons why these women did not participate in regular screening (Umme Shefa Warda, 2000).
The results and conclusions drawn from these preliminary data must be used with caution, particularly in light of the convenience sample, lack of standardized assessment instrument, and higher rates of gambling associated with local populations (Duquette & Knapp, under review).
Each group consisted of 15 subjects taken from a convenience sample.
In a comparison of individuals with a disability and a convenience sample of individuals in a university setting, Strauser, Lustig, Keim, Ketz and Malesky found no difference in any of the four scales of the Career Thoughts Inventory.
A convenience sample of 29 therapists and 20 CPS workers participated in semi-structured interviews about their experiences with mandated reporting.