how to pronounce assay


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assay is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of assay in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… radioimmune assay technique …”

meanings of assay


  1. Examination and determination; test.
  2. The alloy or metal to be assayed.
  3. Tested purity or value.
  4. Trial by danger or by affliction; adventure; risk; hardship; state of being tried.
  5. The qualitative or quantitative chemical analysis of something.
  6. Trial, attempt.
  7. 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.


  1. To try tasting, as food or drink.
  2. To affect.
  3. To attempt (something).
  4. To test the abilities of (someone) in combat; to fight.
  5. To try, attempt (to do something).
  6. To analyze or estimate the composition or value of (a metal, ore etc.).

assay frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word assay occurs in english on average 0.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics assay can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that assay can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) education, science, and technology;

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