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Origin of assay
OTHER WORDS FROM assayas·say·a·ble, adjectiveas·say·er, nounun·as·sayed, adjectiveun·as·say·ing, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH assayassay , essay
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How to use assay in a sentence
We’ve gone andproliferated dozens of different assays, which in this case is basically more confusing than helpful.Spit vs. Swab? Scientists say new studies support use of ‘saliva tests’ for COVID|Lee Clifford|September 5, 2020|Fortune
The issue of standardized antiboday assays is further complicated by the fact that different types of assays may be needed.
So far, each vaccine candidate has been tested using a different procedure—known as an assay— conducted in different labs.
Many of the same issues that bedevil comparing neutralizing antibody assays, apply equally to assays for T-cell responses.
Such antibody assays in mid-April indicated that close to one-in-eight people who had been tested in New York State had antibodies to the new coronavirus.Millions of likely U.S. COVID-19 cases have gone undiagnosed|Tina Hesman Saey|July 6, 2020|Science News For Students
Obama did authorize sending kits for a diagnostic Ebola test called the EZ1 Real-Time RT-PCR Assay.Why the White Americans Got the ‘Secret’ Ebola Serum|Michael Daly|August 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the next afternoon, and perhaps the next, we would return to the same cruxes, and often assay the same options.Remembering Dmitri Nabokov, the Novelist’s Son and Literary Executor|Brian Boyd|May 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Twenty baskets of it were obtained by the said miners to assay and investigate its nature, and determine what it might be.
On being fused with twenty-three libras of lead, nothing was obtained from the said assay.
Thence were taken fifteen baskets of gravel and dirt, which has the color of coal, in order to assay it.
Cash looked up from studying the last assay report of the Burro Lode, and his look was not pleasant.Cabin Fever|B. M. Bower
Now would I liefer keep within compass according to my smaller conditions than assay to rival the success 194 of my kinsman Knut.
British Dictionary definitions for assay
noun (əˈseɪ, ˈæseɪ)
- an analysis, esp a determination of the amount of metal in an ore or the amounts of impurities in a precious metal
- (as modifier)an assay office