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Another word for assay

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Noun
  1. A procedure that ascertains effectiveness, value, proper function, or other quality

      1. A test of the suitability or effectiveness of a person or thing, especially of a performer (an audition)
      2. A performance of a play before its official opening, as to test audience reaction
      3. A test to ascertain the qualifications of applicants, as for an athletic team or theatrical role.
      1. An instance of such a proceeding:
      2. The act or process of trying, testing, or putting to the proof; test
      3. A preliminary competition or test to determine qualifications, as in a sport.
      1. An event, set of circumstances, etc. that proves or tries a person's qualities
      2. (Chem.) A trial or reaction for identifying a substance or ingredient
      3. A procedure for critical evaluation; a means of determining the presence, quality, or truth of something; a trial:
      1. A test or trial of the truth, worth, quality, etc. of something
      2. (Printing) An impression of composed type taken for checking errors and making changes
      3. (Photog.) A trial print of a negative
      1. A written composition of moderate length exploring a particular issue or subject.
      2. A short literary composition of an analytical, interpretive, or reflective kind, dealing with its subject in a nontechnical, limited, often unsystematic way and, usually, expressive of the author's outlook and personality
      3. A testing or trial of the value or nature of a thing:
    See also:

    investigate

  2. A trying to do or make something

      1. Something that has been taken
      2. A quantity collected at one time, especially the amount of profit or receipts taken on a business venture or from ticket sales at a sporting event.
      3. An attempt or a try:
      1. A continuous succession of images as taken on film, videotape, or by a live TV camera
      2. One who shoots in a particular way:
      3. Any attempt or try
      1. (Sports) In Rugby, an act of advancing the ball past the opponent's goal line and grounding it there for a score of three points.
      2. (Rugby) A scoring play in which the ball is grounded on or behind the opponent's goal line
      3. The act or an instance of trying; attempt; effort; trial
      1. The act or process of testing, trying, or putting to the proof:
      2. A trying, troublesome, or annoying person or thing:
      3. (Law) A proceeding in which opposing parties in a dispute present evidence and make arguments on the application of the law before a judge or jury:
      1. A wound inflicted with or as if with a pointed weapon.
      2. A thrust with a pointed weapon or instrument.
      3. An attempt; a try:
      1. (Law) A proposal supported by adequate consideration, the full and complete acceptance of which constitutes a contract
      2. Something offered; presentation, proposal, suggestion, bid, etc.
      3. Something, such as a suggestion, proposal, bid, or recommendation, that is offered:
      1. (Brit., Informal) A quantity given or taken at one time
      2. (Informal) A try; attempt; endeavor
      3. An attempt; an effort:
      1. A testing or trial of the value or nature of a thing:
      2. A written composition of moderate length exploring a particular issue or subject.
      3. A short literary composition of an analytical, interpretive, or reflective kind, dealing with its subject in a nontechnical, limited, often unsystematic way and, usually, expressive of the author's outlook and personality
      1. Enterprise; assiduous or persistent activity.
      2. A conscientious or concerted effort toward an end; an earnest attempt.
      3. A sincere attempt; a determined or assiduous effort towards a specific goal.
      1. Something done or produced through exertion; an achievement:
      2. The using of energy to get something done; exertion of strength or mental power
      3. A try, esp. a hard try; attempt; endeavor
      1. A partial split or break; a fissure.
      2. An attempt or try:
      3. (Slang) Hard, pebblelike pieces of highly purified cocaine prepared for smoking: a highly potent and addictive form of cocaine
      1. An attack; an assault:
      2. An effort or a try.
    See also:

    try

Verb
  1. To subject to a procedure that ascertains effectiveness, value, proper function, or other quality

      1. To test something in order to see if it works.
      2. (Intransitive) To undergo a test before being selected; to audition.
      1. (Obs.) To find to be so by test or experience; prove
      2. To make an effort; strive:
      3. To taste, sample, or otherwise test in order to determine strength, effect, worth, or desirability:
      1. To exhibit a given characteristic when subjected to a test:
      2. To give or undergo a diagnostic test or a test of quality, function, etc.
      3. To subject to a test; try
      1. (Math.) To test or verify the correctness of (a calculation, etc.)
      2. (Archaic) To find out or learn (something) through experience.
      3. To test by experiment, a standard, etc.; subject to a testing process; try out
      1. To question formally, as to elicit facts or information; interrogate:
      2. To test or check the condition or health of:
      3. To look at or into critically or methodically in order to find out the facts, condition, etc. of; investigate; inspect; scrutinize; inquire into
      1. To try; attempt
      2. To test the nature or quality of; try out
      3. (Dated) To try.
  2. To make a judgment as to the worth or value of

    See also:

    value

  3. To make an attempt to do or make

      1. To subject to trials, annoyance, etc.; afflict
      2. To attempt to open (a door or window) in testing to see whether it is locked
      3. To taste, sample, or otherwise test in order to determine strength, effect, worth, or desirability:
      1. To struggle or fight forcefully; contend:
      2. To exert much effort or energy; endeavor.
      3. To make great efforts; try very hard
      1. To go to; resort to
      2. To try to locate or discover; search for:
      3. To try; attempt
      1. To test the nature or quality of; try out
      2. (Dated) To try.
      3. To try; attempt
      1. 1669 May 18, Sir Isaac Newton, Letter (to Francis Aston):
      2. (Intransitive) To attempt through application of effort (to do something); to try strenuously. [from 16th c.]
      3. (Archaic) To try to achieve
      1. To make an effort to do, get, have, etc.; try; endeavor
      2. To try to perform, make, or achieve:
      3. (Archaic) To try to seize or get control of by attacking.

Another word for assay

Verb
  1. See also:

    examine