assay vs essay: What's the difference?

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Which is correct: assay or essay

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assaynoun

an appraisal of the state of affairs

assayverb

make an effort or attempt

assayverb

analyze (chemical substances)

assaynoun

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.

assaynoun

a substance that is undergoing an analysis of its components

assaynoun

a written report of the results of an analysis of the composition of some substance

essayverb

make an effort or attempt

essayverb

put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to

essaynoun

an analytic or interpretive literary composition

essaynoun

a tentative attempt

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