A representative part of the primary (composited or gross) sample obtained by a division and reduction process. Typically the mass approximates that of the final @L03433@.
Source: PAC, 1990, 62, 1193. (Nomenclature for sampling in analytical chemistry (Recommendations 1990)) on page 1205 [Terms] [Paper]
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