Chemistry definition

kĕmĭ-strē
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The chemical properties, composition, reactions, and uses of a substance.
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The science of the composition, structure, properties, and reactions of matter, especially of atomic and molecular systems.
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The elements of a complex entity and their dynamic interrelation.
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Any process of synthesis or analysis similar to that used in chemistry.

The chemistry of wit.

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The composition, structure, properties, and reactions of a substance.
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The composition, structure, properties, and reactions of a substance.
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The scientific study of the structure, properties, and reactions of the chemical elements and the compounds they form.
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The science dealing with the composition and properties of substances, and with the reactions by which substances are produced from or converted into other substances.
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Mutual attraction or sympathy; rapport.

The chemistry was good between the partners.

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The definition of chemistry is a branch of science that deals with the form and properties of matter and substances or the interaction between individuals.

An example of chemistry is the study of protons and neutrons.

An example of chemistry is the feeling of affection and attraction between a couple.

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Mutual sexual attraction.
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The application of this to a specified subject or field of activity.
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The makeup of a person, group, situation, etc.
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(uncountable) The branch of natural science that deals with the composition and constitution of substances and the changes that they undergo as a consequence of alterations in the constitution of their molecules.
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(countable) An application of chemical theory and method to a particular substance.

The chemistry of iron.

The chemistry of indigo.

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(informal) The mutual attraction between two people; rapport.
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Interaction between people, esp. with respect to emotional or intellectual qualities; rapport.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
chemistry
Plural:
chemistries

Origin of chemistry

  • First coined 1605. From chemist, chymist, from Latin alchimista, from Arabic الكيمياء (al-kīmiyāʾ), from article ال- (al-) + Ancient Greek χυμεία (khumeia, “art of alloying metals”), from χύμα (khuma, “fluid”), from χυμός (khumos, “juice”), from χέω (kheō, “I pour”).

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