assay assay  /ˈæ si/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) make an effort or attempt
  2. (n) an appraisal of the state of affairs
  3. (n) a substance that is undergoing an analysis of its components
  4. (n) a written report of the results of an analysis of the composition of some substance
  5. (n) 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.
  6. (v) analyze (chemical substances)

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Usage(s):

  1. Still, it's something of a shock to learn that Monty Roberts' enormously popular, enormously self-approving memoir The Man Who Listens to Horses may assay out as part fiction.
  2. He soon had crews of geologists and laborers working in the mountains, carpenters building a headquarters and assay office 20 miles from town.

News

  1. UPDATE: Independence Gold Down 3% Despite 3Ts Project Assay Results, Intersects Gold

    Independence Gold Corp. (IGO.V) reported assay results from a twelve hole, 3,863 metre diamond drilling program recently completed on its 100% owned 3Ts Project. The company said the best drill
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  2. Gold Reach Down Nearly 4% Despite Ox Assay Results

    Gold Reach Resources Ltd. (GRV.V) announced that assay results for the first three holes drilled into the Ox porphyry during the 2013 drill program have been received. The Ox porphyry is located
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  3. Independence Gold Reports 3Ts Project Assay Results, Intersects Gold

    Independence Gold Reports 3Ts Project Assay Results, Intersects Gold
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

Quotes

  1. "Since our last exploration release on June 12, 2007, assay results from 44 holes totaling 35,964 feet of drilling have been received. We haven't hit any home runs yet, but we are on base and it is early in the game. We have advanced our...
    on Oct 4, 2007 By: Rob McEwen Source: CNNMoney.com

  2. Lindquist says, "The approach required a lot of assay development and a great deal of work but the results were very exciting."
    on Apr 2, 2009 By: Susan Lindquist Source: Science Daily (press release)

  3. "The HIV-1 BED Incidence Assay is an important and complementary test to our Uni-Gold Rapid HIV platform in use throughout Africa and other emerging economies of the world impacted by HIV / AIDS," commented Brendan K. Farrell, CEO of Trinity...
    on Jun 24, 2008 By: St Brendan Source: CNNMoney.com

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