Assayer
Assayer As*say"er, n. One who assays. Specifically: One who examines metallic ores or compounds, for the purpose of determining the amount of any particular metal in the same, especially of gold or silver. [1913 Webster]

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  • assayer — as‧say‧er [əˈseɪə ǁ ər] noun [countable] JOBS someone who tests rocks containing metals, and mixtures of metals, to find out how much pure and valuable metal they contain * * * assayer UK US /əˈseɪər/ noun [C] ► a person or company that tests a… …   Financial and business terms

  • Assayer — An assayer is a person who tests ores and minerals and analyzes them to determine their value and composition. They may use spectrographic analysis, chemical solutions, and chemical or laboratory equipment, such as furnaces, beakers, graduates,… …   Wikipedia

  • assayer — assay ► NOUN ▪ the testing of a metal or ore to determine its ingredients and quality. ► VERB 1) carry out an assay on. 2) archaic attempt. DERIVATIVES assayer noun. ORIGIN Old French assai, essai trial …   English terms dictionary

  • assayer — noun see assay II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • assayer — See assayable. * * * …   Universalium

  • assayer — noun One who assays, or performs chemical tests on metals …   Wiktionary

  • assayer — as say·er || eɪə n. one who attempts, one who tries …   English contemporary dictionary

  • assayer — as·say·er …   English syllables

  • assayer — One whose business it is to make assays of the precious metals. West v. State, 140 Tex.Cr.R. 493, 145 S.W.2d 580, 584 …   Black's law dictionary

  • assayer — One whose business it is to make assays of the precious metals. West v. State, 140 Tex.Cr.R. 493, 145 S.W.2d 580, 584 …   Black's law dictionary

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