Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In chem., this term is usually applied to the ascertainment of the presence and amount of one or more metals in a given substance, and commonly refers to the precious metals, gold and silver. But it is sometimes used in the more general sense, the testing or examination of any substance, as, for example, the determination of the proportion of pure sulphur in a sample of the crude material.
  • noun The act or art of testing metals, ores, or alloys in order to ascertain the quantity of gold or silver or any other metal present in them.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act or process of testing, esp. of analyzing or examining metals and ores, to determine the proportion of pure metal.

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  • verb Present participle of assay.
  • noun A trial by assay.

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Examples

  • Neurath gives attention to the topic of "corroborating and supporting hypotheses" (25 ff.) -- what he refers to as "assaying" the statement (19).

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  • Neurath gives attention to the topic of "corroborating and supporting hypotheses" (25 ff.) -- what he refers to as "assaying" the statement (19).

    Neurath on sociology

  • To mining men the word "assaying" conveys a sufficiently clear meaning, but it is difficult to define.

    A Text-book of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines.

  • The business of gold assaying in India has been growing at 40-50% in value terms for the last two to three years.

    The Touchstone Principle

  • The business of gold assaying in India has been growing at 40-50% in value terms for the last two to three years.

    The Touchstone Principle

  • An unnamed Dutch auditor assaying Rembrandt's possessions during the painter's later bankruptcy notated one of these panels as "Head of Christ, From Life," and the curators use this note as an evocative departure point for the exhibit.

    How Rembrandt Reinvented Jesus

  • "The bullion market in Mumbai gets about 50 such samples for fire assaying every day," says Harmesh Arora, 53, vice president of the Bombay Bullion Association for the past 20 years.

    The Touchstone Principle

  • And that is the reason why many gold dealers go in for ‘sample testing 'using the only reliable method, fire assaying -- trial by fire.

    The Touchstone Principle

  • And that is the reason why many gold dealers go in for ‘sample testing 'using the only reliable method, fire assaying -- trial by fire.

    The Touchstone Principle

  • Arora's company, National Indian Bullion Refinery, is also one of the most respected names in the gold assaying business.

    The Touchstone Principle

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