how to pronounce assay

əsɛɪ

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meanings of assay

noun:

  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.

verb:

  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.).

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