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Assay

Assay is the qualitative or quantitative determination of the components of a material, such as a drug.


Assay means metal purity test to confirm that the metal meets the standards for trading on a commodities exchange (commodities exchange center).

Webster Dictionary Meaning

1. Assay
- Trial; attempt; essay.
- Examination and determination; test; as, an assay of bread or wine.
- Trial by danger or by affliction; adventure; risk; hardship; state of being tried.
- Tested purity or value.
- 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.
- The alloy or metal to be assayed.
2. Assay
- To try; to attempt; to apply.
- To affect.
- To try tasting, as food or drink.
- To subject, as an ore, alloy, or other metallic compound, to chemical or metallurgical examination, in order to determine the amount of a particular metal contained in it, or to ascertain its composition.
3. Assay
- To attempt, try, or endeavor.
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