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assay definition

  • noun:
    • Qualitative or quantitative analysis of a metal or ore to ascertain its elements.
    • A substance to-be therefore analyzed.
    • The result of such an analysis.
    • An analysis or assessment.
    • A bioassay.
    • Archaic an endeavor; an essay.
    • test, attempt, essay.
    • the qualitative or quantitative chemical evaluation of anything
    • Trial; attempt; essay.
    • Examination and determination; test.
    • Trial by danger or by disorder; adventure; risk; difficulty; condition to be tried.
    • Tested purity or price.
    • The act or means of ascertaining the proportion of a specific metal in an ore or alloy; especially, the determination of this percentage of silver or silver in bullion or money.
    • The alloy or metal is assayed.
    • Examination; trial; attempt; essay.
    • Hence Trial by danger; risk; adventure.
    • test; tribulation; affiiction.
    • The trial associated with purity, body weight, etc., of metals or metallic substances, as ores and alloys; any operation or test for ascertaining the number of a precious steel in an ore or a mineral, or in coin or bullion. See assaying.
    • The substance is assayed. Ure.
    • In law, an examination of loads and actions by the standard. Cowell.
    • previously, the work or custom of tasting the food or drink intended for another, as a king, before presenting it.
    • Value; ascertained purity: as, “stones of rich assay,”
    • a substance that is undergoing an analysis of their components
    • a written report regarding the results of an analysis of composition of some substance
    • a quantitative or qualitative test of a substance (especially an ore or a drug) to determine its elements; commonly used to try for the presence or focus of infectious agents or antibodies etc.
    • an appraisal regarding the state of affairs
  • verb-transitive:
    • To topic (a metal, as an example) to compound analysis to be able to determine the strength or quality of its elements.
    • To bioassay.
    • to look at by test or experiment; put to a test: assay one's capacity to speak Chinese.
    • to gauge; assess: assayed the situation prior to taking action. See Synonyms at estimation.
    • To attempt; decide to try.
    • To try; to aim; to apply.
    • To affect.
    • To try tasting, as meals or beverage.
    • To topic, as an ore, alloy, or any other metallic mixture, to compound or metallurgical examination, to figure out the actual quantity of a certain steel contained in it, or even determine its composition.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • become shown by analysis to contain a specific percentage of generally rare metal.
    • To attempt, attempt, or endeavor.
  • others:
    • to look at by trial; put to check or test; take to the result or merit of: as, to assay armor.
    • Specifically to help make trial of or analyze, as an ore or metallic element, aided by the view of deciding the proportion of a particular material contained in it.
    • To attempt; undertaking; essay: usually with an infinitive as object.
    • To seek to affect.
    • To influence; move.
    • to create an attempt or endeavor; decide to try.
  • verb:
    • try or attempt
    • analyze (chemical compounds)
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