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Assay vs. Purity

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Assay

An assay is an investigative (analytic) procedure in laboratory medicine, mining, pharmacology, environmental biology and molecular biology for qualitatively assessing or quantitatively measuring the presence, amount, or functional activity of a target entity (the analyte). The analyte can be a drug, biochemical substance, chemical element or compound, or cell in an organism or organic sample.
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Purity

The quality or condition of being pure
The purity of the drug.
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Assay

Qualitative or quantitative analysis of a metal or ore to determine its components.
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Purity

Freedom from spiritual or moral defilement; innocence or chastity
"Teach your children ... the belief in purity of body, mind and soul" (Emmeline Pankhurst).
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Assay

A substance to be so analyzed.
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Purity

The degree to which a color is free from being mixed with other colors.
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Assay

The result of such an analysis.
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Purity

The state or degree of being pure.
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Assay

A bioassay.
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Purity

The condition of being pure.
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Assay

An analysis or examination.
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Purity

Being undiluted or unmixed with extraneous material
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Assay

(Archaic) An attempt; an essay.
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Purity

The state of being free from sin or moral wrong; lacking a knowledge of evil
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Assay

To subject (a metal, for example) to chemical analysis so as to determine the strength or quality of its components.
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Purity

A woman's virtue or chastity
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Assay

To bioassay.
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Assay

To examine by trial or experiment; put to a test
Assay one's ability to speak Chinese.
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Assay

To evaluate; assess
Assayed the situation before taking action.
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Assay

To attempt; try
"Singers of every race and nationality have by now assayed the role" (Barry Singer).
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Assay

To be shown by analysis to contain a certain proportion of usually precious metal.
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Assay

Trial, attempt.
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Assay

Examination and determination; test.
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Assay

The qualitative or quantitative chemical analysis of something.
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Assay

Trial by danger or by affliction; adventure; risk; hardship; state of being tried.
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Assay

Tested purity or value.
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Assay

The act or process of ascertaining the proportion of a particular metal in an ore or alloy; especially, the determination of the proportion of gold or silver in bullion or coin. Category:en:Gold
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Assay

The alloy or metal to be assayed.
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Assay

(transitive) To attempt (something).
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Assay

To try, attempt (to do something).
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Assay

(transitive) To analyze or estimate the composition or value of (a metal, ore etc.).
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Assay

To test the abilities of (someone) in combat; to fight.
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Assay

To affect.
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Assay

To try tasting, as food or drink.
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Assay

Trial; attempt; essay.
I am withal persuaded that it may prove much more easy in the assay than it now seems at distance.
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Assay

Examination and determination; test; as, an assay of bread or wine.
This can not be, by no assay of reason.
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Assay

Trial by danger or by affliction; adventure; risk; hardship; state of being tried.
Through many hard assays which did betide.
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Assay

Tested purity or value.
With gold and pearl of rich assay.
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Assay

The act or process of ascertaining the proportion of a particular metal in an ore or alloy; especially, the determination of the proportion of gold or silver in bullion or coin.
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Assay

The alloy or metal to be assayed.
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Assay

To try; to attempt; to apply.
To-night let us assay our plot.
Soft words to his fierce passion she assayed.
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Assay

To affect.
When the heart is ill assayed.
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Assay

To try tasting, as food or drink.
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Assay

To subject, as an ore, alloy, or other metallic compound, to chemical or metallurgical examination, in order to determine the amount of a particular metal contained in it, or to ascertain its composition.
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Assay

To attempt, try, or endeavor.
She thrice assayed to speak.
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Assay

An appraisal of the state of affairs;
They made an assay of the contents
A check on its dependability under stress
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Assay

A substance that is undergoing an analysis of its components
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Assay

A written report of the results of an analysis of the composition of some substance
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Assay

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.
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Assay

Analyze (chemical substances)
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Assay

Make an effort or attempt;
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
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