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increment (for bulk materials and large units)

An individual portion of material collected by a single operation of a sampling device. Increments may be reduced individually or tested either (a) individually or (b) combined with other increments with the resulting composite reduced in size and tested as a single unit. Increments are created by the sampling operation and are usually taken from parts of a lot separated in time or space. Increments of a bulk population correspond to units of a packaged population.
PAC, 1990, 62, 1193 (Nomenclature for sampling in analytical chemistry (Recommendations 1990)) on page 1205
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IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8.
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