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
How to use assay in a sentence
Binding assays are considered less reliable indicators of a vaccine’s power than the two types of neutralizing-antibody assays, but they are simpler, cheaper and faster to perform.Scientists to Wall Street: You don’t really understand how COVID vaccine tests work|Jeremy Kahn|August 24, 2020|Fortune
Bud started out next day with three different samples for the assayer, and an air castle or two to keep him company.Cabin Fever|B. M. Bower
The Text-book now offered to the public has been prepared to meet the existing want of a practical "handy book" for the Assayer.
Properly, however, this work should be done by the assayer, if only for the following reason.
The assayer sees to this and (whilst the funnels and filters are being prepared) makes any separation that is necessary.
The pump is only used in exceptional cases; nearly all the filtrations required by the assayer can be made without it.
British Dictionary definitions for assay
- 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