I've seen both "échantillon" and "échatillon" in various places. They both seem to mean the same thing (e.g. 'sample'), so are these just two alternate spellings for the same word, or is one incorrect?

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    An échatillon is just an incomplete échantillon, pretty similar to a "saple" in English ;-)
    – jlliagre
    Oct 8, 2020 at 13:03
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    @jiliagre So, a sample sample, if you like.
    – Strawberry
    Oct 8, 2020 at 13:36

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échatillon is clearly a typo, only échantillon is valid.


It must be an error. In statistics, for example, only the term "échantillon" is used. "Échatillon" is not in the dictionaries.

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