Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The art or practice of applying tests to ascertain the nature, quality, etc., of objects, as of metals or ores, of medicines, or of facts pertaining to physiology.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The art or practice of applying tests to ascertain the nature, quality, etc., of objects, as of metals or ores, of medicines, or of facts pertaining to physiology.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A less correct spelling of docimasy.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek an assay, examination. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • SAGE'S principal object being to naturalize in France mineralogy, docimacy, and metallurgy, he first obtained the establishment of a _Special

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