The definition of assay is to test or survey, especially to determine the quantity of metal that a mixture has or to test a medicine.(verb)
An assay is defined as the finding of how much metal is in an alloy.(noun)
An example of an assay is a scientific look into the compilation of a substance that is believed to have gold in it.
Assay means something that is being evaluated or assessed, or is a declaration of the results of that test.(noun)
See assay in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME & Anglo-Fr assai < OFr essai, trial: see essay, n.
See assay in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French essai, assai; see essay.
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