What does chemistry mean?

Definitions for chemistry
ˈkɛm ə strichem·ist·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chemistry, chemical sciencenoun

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

  2. chemistrynoun

    the chemical composition and properties of a substance or object

    "the chemistry of soil"

  3. chemistry, interpersonal chemistry, alchemynoun

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. chemistrynoun

    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. chemistrynoun

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

  3. chemistrynoun

    The mutual attraction between two people; rapport.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chemistrynoun

    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. Chemistrynoun

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

  3. Chemistrynoun

    a treatise on chemistry

  4. Etymology: [From Chemist. See Alchemy.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Chemistry

    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

  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.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

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

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

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

  3. Nouns Frequency

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chemistry in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chemistry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of chemistry in a Sentence

  1. Brann Dailor:

    Our band has outlast multiple marriages... We found one another. I felt this very unique chemistry that had potential to be a cool band and we all shared that same idea…There have been so many moments sprinkled over time where it’s these incredible moments. We have been fortunate to have all these really cool opportunities… pushing forward to the next new thing and challenge, which is this tour coming up and things like that…that is what we are mainly thinking about not past achievements but future endeavors.

  2. Primo Levi:

    For me chemistry represented an indefinite cloud of future potentialities which enveloped my life to come in black volutes torn by fiery flashes, like those which had hidden Mount Sinai. Like Moses, from that cloud I expected my law, the principle of order in me, around me, and in the world. I would watch the buds swell in spring, the mica glint in the granite, my own hands, and I would say to myself: I will understand this, too, I will understand everything.

  3. Barry Williams:

    As people and actors, we like each other, we care about each other, we protected each other. And we took on those roles in life… Now chemistry is something you can’t fake. You can’t write it, you can’t pretend it, you can’t act it. It’s there or it’s not there. As I look at episodes, I can see it. Cast members of the television series.

  4. Tanya Smith:

    Teeth record environmental variation based on the climate, even where you're growing up, that's possible because when you're growing, your teeth you actually lock in a record of the chemistry of the water and the food that you're eating and drinking. Because teeth have these tiny timelines, we can relate the chemistry to the growth to calculate ancient climate records. We can't do that with any other element of the body.

  5. Sandeep Aggarwal:

    5 things common you should look in your investors and team members: 1) commitment, 2) chemistry, 3) comfort, 4) capability, and 5) craving.

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