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Definition of Independent sample

Independent sample Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Sean_Woo's Finance,GIS & Real Estate Glossary
two samples are independent as they are drawn from two different populations, and the samples have no effect on each other.
eg: We want to estimate the difference between the mean salaries of all male and all female executives. We draw one sample from the population of male executives and another from the population of female executives. These two samples are independent because they come from different populations and the samples have no effect on each other.