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
the chemical composition and properties of a substance or object
"the chemistry of soil"
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"
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.
An application of chemical theory and method to a particular substance.
The mutual attraction between two people; rapport.
Origin: First coined 1605. From chemist, chymist, from alchimista, from الكيمياء, from article ال- + χυμεία, from χύμα, from χυμός, from χέω.
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
an application of chemical theory and method to the consideration of some particular subject; as, the chemistry of iron; the chemistry of indigo
a treatise on chemistry
Origin: [From Chemist. See Alchemy.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kem′is-tri, formerly Chym′istry, n. the science which treats of the properties of substances both elementary and compound, and of the laws of their combination and action one upon another.—adjs. Chem′ic, -al (Chem′ico-, in many compound words), Chemiat′ric (a Paracelsian term, Gr. chēmeia, chemistry, iatreia, medical treatment).—adv. Chem′ically.—n.pl. Chem′icals, substances which form the subject of chemical effects.—ns. Chem′ism, chemical action; Chem′ist, one skilled in chemistry, specially a druggist or apothecary.—Chemical affinity, the name given to the tendency to combine with one another which is exhibited by many substances, or to the force by which the substances constituting a compound are held together; Chemical notation, a method of expressing the composition of chemical substances and representing chemical changes, by certain known symbols and formulæ; Chemical works, manufactories where chemical processes are carried on for trade, as alkali works, &c. [From Alchemy (q.v.).]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
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
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
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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The numerical value of Chemistry in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of Chemistry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The chemistry between them was terrific.
It's your first exposure to a lot of different chemistry and microbes.
I recently read that love is entirely a matter of chemistry. That must be why my wife treats me like toxic waste.
It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid pregnancy by a resort to mathematics, though she is still forbidden to resort to physics or chemistry.
No, this trick won't work...How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love
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- chemie, skeikundeAfrikaans
- የጥንተ ንጥር ጥናትAmharic
- རྫས་འགྱུར་རིག་པ།Tibetan Standard
- químicaCatalan, Valencian
- kemiske, kemi, egenskabDanish
- kemio, ĥemioEsperanto
- keemia-, keemia, kemo-Estonian
- شیمی, علم شیمیPersian
- kemia, vetovoima, kemian-Finnish
- ceimigeachdScottish Gaelic
- रसायन शास्त्र, रसायन विज्ञानHindi
- chimiHaitian Creole
- քիմիա, քիմիականArmenian
- រសាយនវិទ្យា, គីមីវិទ្យាKhmer
- 화학, 化學Korean
- ChimieLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- mātauranga matūMāori
- scheikundig, scheikunde, chemie, chemie-, chemo-Dutch
- chemo-, chemia, chemio-Polish
- кемија, kemija, hemija, хемијаSerbo-Croatian
- bokhemisiSouthern Sotho
- kemi-, kemi, personkemiSwedish
- hóa học, 化學Vietnamese
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