docimology

the art of assaying

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • docimasy —   n. experimental testing or inquiry.    ♦ docimology, n. treatise on this, especially on assaying metals.    ♦ docimastic, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

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