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assay - Dictionary definition and meaning for word assay

(noun) an appraisal of the state of affairs
Synonyms : check
Example Sentence
  • they made an assay of the contents
  • a check on its dependability under stress

(noun) a substance that is undergoing an analysis of its components
(noun) a written report of the results of an analysis of the composition of some substance
(noun) 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.
(verb) analyze (chemical substances)
(verb) make an effort or attempt
Synonyms : attempt , essay , seek , try
Example Sentence
  • 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

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for assay

its not like mnemonic...just rem tis saying"ASSAY THE ESSAY"..it means evaluate the essay
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by manisha selvam

assay ~ SOUNDS SIMILAR TO ESSAY; and you have been asked to analyze an essay.
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by aniruddha_chaudhari

ESSAY...we write ESSAY to TEST our thinking,writing level...hence ASSAY means to TEST.......
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by nileshdive

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by sharif2059

we are asked to write ESSAYS in GRE, so as to TEST our thinking level and the COMPOSITION of thoughts..
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by RajeshBorkar

when I ASSAYED the ESSAY she'd given me, I found numerous grammatical as well as logical error in it
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by melancholica

say,is jus a say..ifu say it AS it is said,its assay.that means giving more presure to the word say,using AS.
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by sriharisharma

assay = a say : if u have to say sth then u will have to analyze it first
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by Ishan1

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