Definitions of assay

  1. To subject to an assay; essay; prove; test; show by test a certain value.
  2. To subject to analysis.
  3. To examine or weigh accurately: to determine the amount of metal in an ore or alloy.
  4. To try; to test the amount of metal in an ore or alloy.
  5. To attempt, try, or endeavor.
  6. To attempt: to essay.
  7. analyze ( chemical substances)
  8. To try; to attempt; to apply.
  9. To affect.
  10. To try tasting, as food or drink.
  11. To subject, as an ore, alloy, or other metallic compound, to chemical or metallurgical examination, in order to determine the amount of a particular metal contained in it, or to ascertain its composition.
  12. To examine; to determine the amount of a particular metal in an ore, alloy, or other metallic compound.
  13. To try or prove, as metals; to attempt; to endeavour.
  14. Assaying.
  15. a quantitative or qualitative test of a substance ( especially an ore or a drug) to determine its components; frequently used to test for the presence or concentration of infectious agents or antibodies etc.
  16. a written report of the results of an analysis of the composition of some substance
  17. a substance that is undergoing an analysis of its components
  18. Trial; attempt; essay.
  19. Examination and determination; test; as, an assay of bread or wine.
  20. Trial by danger or by affliction; adventure; risk; hardship; state of being tried.
  21. Tested purity or value.
  22. The act or process of ascertaining the proportion of a particular metal in an ore or alloy; especially, the determination of the proportion of gold or silver in bullion or coin.
  23. The alloy or metal to be assayed.
  24. The act or process of finding the quantity of any one or more metals in a metallic compound; the substance or metal to be tested.
  25. Assayer.
  26. The determination of the quantity of metal in an ore or alloy: the thing tested.
  27. A test; trial; proof of metal.
  28. Examination; the determination of the quantity of any particular metal in an ore, alloy, or other metallic compound, and more especially of the quantity of gold or silver in coin or bullion; the substance to be assayed.
  29. Examination; trial, as of the purity of silver or gold.
  30. Assayed.
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