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Definition of ASSAY
Pronunciation : ASSAY

noun : ASSAY

Source:WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) an appraisal of the state of affairs; "they made an assay of the contents"; "a check on its dependability under stress" ;

  • 2. (

    ) a substance that is undergoing an analysis of its components ;

  • 3. (

    ) a written report of the results of an analysis of the composition of some substance ;

  • 4. (

    ) 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. ;

verb : ASSAY

Source:WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) analyze (chemical substances) ;

  • 2. (

    ) make an effort or attempt; "He tried to shake off his fears"; "The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps"; "The police attempted to stop the thief"; "He sought to improve himself"; "She always seeks to do good in the world" ;


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