Definitions for Chemistryˈkɛm ə stri

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

chem•is•tryˈkɛm ə stri(n.)(pl.)-tries.

  1. the science that systematically studies the composition, properties, and activity of organic and inorganic substances and various elementary forms of matter.

    Category: Chemistry

  2. chemical properties, reactions, phenomena, etc.:

    the chemistry of carbon.

    Category: Chemistry

  3. sympathetic understanding; rapport. sexual attraction.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  4. the constituent elements of something:

    the chemistry of love.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of chemistry:

1590–1600; earlier chymistry; see chemist , -ry

Princeton's WordNet

  1. chemistry, chemical science(noun)

    the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions

  2. chemistry(noun)

    the chemical composition and properties of a substance or object

    "the chemistry of soil"

  3. chemistry, interpersonal chemistry, alchemy(noun)

    the way two individuals relate to each other

    "their chemistry was wrong from the beginning -- they hated each other"; "a mysterious alchemy brought them together"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. chemistry(noun)ˈkɛm ə stri

    the science concerning matter and what it is made of

    organic/nuclear chemistry

  2. chemistryˈkɛm ə stri

    an emotional or romantic connection between two people

    There's no chemistry between them.

Wiktionary

  1. chemistry(Noun)

    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.

  2. chemistry(Noun)

    An application of chemical theory and method to a particular substance.

  3. chemistry(Noun)

    The mutual attraction between two people; rapport.

  4. Origin: First coined 1605. From chemist, chymist, from alchimista, from الكيمياء, from article ال- + χυμεία, from χύμα, from χυμός, from χέω.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chemistry(noun)

    that branch of science which treats of the composition of substances, and of the changes which they undergo in consequence of alterations in the constitution of the molecules, which depend upon variations of the number, kind, or mode of arrangement, of the constituent atoms. These atoms are not assumed to be indivisible, but merely the finest grade of subdivision hitherto attained. Chemistry deals with the changes in the composition and constitution of molecules. See Atom, Molecule

  2. Chemistry(noun)

    an application of chemical theory and method to the consideration of some particular subject; as, the chemistry of iron; the chemistry of indigo

  3. Chemistry(noun)

    a treatise on chemistry

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Chemistry

    the science that treats of elementary bodies and their combinations: inorganic, relating to physical compounds; organic, relating to vegetable and animal compounds.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Chemistry

    A basic science concerned with the composition, structure, and properties of matter; and the reactions that occur between substances and the associated energy exchange.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Chemistry

    The science treating of atomic and molecular relations of the elements and of chemical compounds of the same.

British National Corpus

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Chemistry' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4673

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Chemistry' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2923

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Chemistry' in Nouns Frequency: #1819


Translations for Chemistry

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

chemistry(noun)

(the science that deals with) the nature of substances and the ways in which they act on, or combine with, each other

Chemistry was his favourite subject; the chemistry of the blood.

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