Chorionic Villi Sampling (CVS)

Science / Biology / Chorionic Villi Sampling (CVS): A method of prenatal testing in which fetal cells from the fetal side of the placenta (chorionic villi) are extracted and analyzed for chromosomal and biochemical defects.

Stratified Sampling Approach To Indexing

Business / Finance / Stratified Sampling Approach To Indexing: A method of constructing a replicating portfolio that classifies the stocks in the index into strata, and represents each stratum in the portfolio. MORE

Stratified Sampling Bond Indexing

Business / Finance / Stratified Sampling Bond Indexing: Dividing an index into cells, each representing a different characteristic of the index, such as duration or maturity. MORE


Science / Biology / Villi: Finger-like projections of the lining of the small intestine that increase the surface area available for absorption. Also, projections of the chorion that extend into cavities filled with maternal bl MORE

Work Sampling

Business / Human Resources (HR) / Work Sampling: The measurement of how employees spend their time and the number of work units being produced by employees over a specific period of time. This is accomplished by randomly observing employees while th MORE


Technology / Home Audio / Oversampling: A technique where each sample from a data converter is sampled more than once, i.e., oversampled. This multiplication of samples permits digital filtering of the signal, thus reducing the need for sha MORE


Science / Biology / Microvilli: Hair-like projections on the surface of the epithelial cells of the villi in the small intestine; increase the surface area of the intestine to improve absorption of digested nutrients. MORE