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assay

noun

1 assay

An appraisal of the state of affairs:
— They made an assay of the contents.

synonym: check.

Roget 463: experiment; essay etc. (attempt) 675; analysis etc. (investigation) 461; screen; trial, tentative method, t=atonnement.    verification, ... show more



2 assay

A substance that is undergoing an analysis of its components.

3 assay

A written report of the results of an analysis of the composition of some substance.

4 assay

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..

Dutch: analyse, analyseren
Polish: probiernictwo, probierstwo

verb

1 assay

Analyze (chemical substances).

Roget 466: measure, mete; determine, assay; evaluate, value, assess, rate, appraise, estimate, form an estimate, set a value on; appreciate; standardize.    ... show more

2 assay

Make an effort or attempt.

synonyms: attempt, essay, seek, try.

Roget 463: experiment; essay etc. (endeavor) 675; try, try out, assay; make an experiment, make a trial of; give a trial to; put on trial, subject to trial; ... show more

Dutch: beproeven, pogen, proberen, trachten, zien


Moby thesaurus: acid test, analysis, analyzation, analyze, anatomize, anatomizing, anatomy, appraise, appreciate, approach, assaying, assess, attempt, bid, blank determination, break down, break up, breakdown, breaking down, breaking up ... show more.

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