verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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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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Example sentences from the Web for assay
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
Many of the same issues that bedevil comparing neutralizing antibody assays, apply equally to assays for T-cell responses.
So far, each vaccine candidate has been tested using a different procedure—known as an assay— conducted in different labs.
The issue of standardized antiboday assays is further complicated by the fact that different types of assays may be needed.
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
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
The ferricyanide had a small influence and, as might be expected, hyposulphite is fatal to the assay.
I threw it into the fuming nitrous acid to assay it, and there arising a little effervescence, I added distilled water thereon.Buffon's Natural History. Volume X (of 10)|Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
The assay should be carried out as much as possible in the same flask.
The assay is doubtless correct, but the deductions therefrom are most misleading.Getting Gold|J. C. F. Johnson
The rougher the method of assay adopted, the larger should be the quantity of ore taken.
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