Assay

  • 1 Assay — As*say , n. [OF. asai, essai, trial, F. essa. See {Essay}, n.] 1. Trial; attempt; essay. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] I am withal persuaded that it may prove much more easy in the assay than it now seems at distance. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2.… …

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  • 2 Assay — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Assay País …

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  • 3 Assay — As*say , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Assayed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Assaying}.] [OF. asaier, essaier, F. essayer, fr. essai. See {Assay}, n., {Essay}, v.] 1. To try; to attempt; to apply. [Obs. or Archaic] [1913 Webster] To night let us assay our plot. Shak …

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  • 4 assay — [n] analysis appraisal, assessment, estimation, evaluation, examination, inspection, investigation, measurement, rating, survey, test, trial, valuation; concepts 24,103,290 assay [v] analyze appraise, apprise, assess, check, check out, estimate,… …

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  • 5 assay — ► NOUN ▪ the testing of a metal or ore to determine its ingredients and quality. ► VERB 1) carry out an assay on. 2) archaic attempt. DERIVATIVES assayer noun. ORIGIN Old French assai, essai trial …

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  • 6 assay — [as′ā, a sā′; ] for v. [ a sā′, əsā] n. [ME & Anglo Fr assai < OFr essai, trial: see ESSAY, n.] 1. an examination or testing 2. the analysis of an ore, alloy, drug, etc. to determine the nature, proportion, or purity of the ingredients 3. a… …

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  • 7 Assay — As*say , v. i. To attempt, try, or endeavor. [Archaic. In this sense essay is now commonly used.] [1913 Webster] She thrice assayed to speak. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 8 assay — I noun analysis, ascertainment, assessment, breakdown, calculation, computation, diagnosis, examination, experiment, exploration, measurement, probation, probe, test, test case, verification II verb analyze, ascertain, assess, calculate, compute …

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  • 9 assay — vb assess, evaluate, *estimate, appraise, value, rate Analogous words: *analyze, resolve: *calculate, compute, reckon: *prove, test, try, demonstrate …

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  • 10 Assay — An assay is a procedure where a property or concentration of an analyte is measured.There are numerous types of assays, such as an antigen capture assay, bioassay, competitive protein binding assay, crude oil assay, four point assay, immunoassay …

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  • 11 Assay — 47° 04′ 31″ N 0° 17′ 27″ E / 47.0752777778, 0.290833333333 …

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  • 12 Assay — Das Wort Assay (deutsch: Test, Probe) stammt aus dem englischen Sprachraum und bedeutet dort allgemein eine Untersuchung zum Nachweis bestimmter Substanzen (z. B. Metalle). In der deutschen Sprache bezeichnet Assay vor allem in der… …

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  • 13 assay — assayable, adj. assayer, n. v. /a say /; n. /as ay, a say /, v.t. 1. to examine or analyze: to assay a situation; to assay an event. 2. Metall. to analyze (an ore, alloy, etc.) in order to determine the quantity of gold, silver, or other metal in …

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  • 14 Assay — An assay is an analysis done to determine: {{}}The presence of a substance and the amount of that substance. Thus, an assay may be done for example to determine the level of thyroid hormones in the blood of a person suspected of being hypothyroid …

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  • 15 assay — Metal purity test to confirm that the metal meets the standards for trading on a commodities exchange ( commodities exchange center). Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * ▪ I. assay as‧say 1 [əˈseɪ, ˈæseɪ] noun [countable, uncountable] a test to… …

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  • 16 assay — UK [əˈseɪ] / US [ˈæˌseɪ] / US [əˈseɪ] noun [countable] Word forms assay : singular assay plural assays chemistry a chemical test to establish what a substance contains Derived word: assay UK [ˈæseɪ] / UK [əˈseɪ] / US verb transitive Word forms… …

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  • 17 Assay — The process of analyzing a physical sample to determine its composition. In financial markets, the term assay usually refers to the chemical analysis of a mineral or ore sample to ascertain its content of precious metals or minerals, such as gold …

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  • 18 assay — {{11}}assay (n.) trial, test of quality, test of character, mid 14c., from Anglo Fr. assai (see ASSAY (Cf. assay) (v.)). Meaning analysis is from late 14c. {{12}}assay (v.) c.1300, to try, endeavor, strive; test the quality of, from Anglo Fr.… …

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  • 19 assay — as•say v. [[t]æˈseɪ[/t]] n. [[t]ˈæs eɪ, æˈseɪ[/t]] v. t. 1) to examine or analyze: to assay a situation[/ex] 2) mel to analyze (an ore, alloy, etc.) to determine the content of gold, silver, or other metal 3) pha to analyze (a drug) to determine… …

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  • 20 assay — n. & v. n. 1 the testing of a metal or ore to determine its ingredients and quality. 2 Chem. etc. the determination of the content or strength of a substance. v. 1 tr. make an assay of (a metal or ore). 2 tr. Chem. etc. perform a concentration on …

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