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assay

 
Noun assay has 4 senses
  1. assay, check - an appraisal of the state of affairs; "they made an assay of the contents"; "a check on its dependability under stress"
    --1 is a kind of appraisal, assessment
    --1 has particulars:
     countercheck, double check; Apgar score; paternity test; stress test
  2. assay - a substance that is undergoing an analysis of its components
    --2 is a kind of
    substance, matter
  3. assay - a written report of the results of an analysis of the composition of some substance
    --3 is a kind of
    report, study, written report
  4. assay - a quantitative or qualitative test of a substance (especially an ore or a drug) to determine its components; frequently used to test for the presence or concentration of infectious agents or antibodies etc.
    --4 is a kind of
    test, trial, run
    --4 has particulars:
     enzyme-linked-immunosorbent serologic assay, ELISA; immunohistochemistry; diagnostic test, diagnostic assay; bioassay
    Derived form: verb assay1
Verb assay has 2 senses
  1. assay - analyze (chemical substances)
    --1 is one way to
    analyze, analyse, study, examine, canvass, canvas
    Derived forms: noun assay4, noun assayer1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. try, seek, attempt, essay, assay - make an effort or attempt; "He tried to shake off his fears"; "The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps"; "The police attempted to stop the thief"; "He sought to improve himself"; "She always seeks to do good in the world"
    --2 is one way to act, move
    Sample sentence:
    They assay to move
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