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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Chemistry

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. Jeff Zients:

    According to Pfizer, the complex chemistry involved in creating the active ingredient in the pill means production takes about six to eight months, so supply of this product will ramp up over the next several months, knowing that these pills take time to manufacture, Pfizer continues to increase their production plans, and now that the pill is authorized, we'll have discussions to explore how we can help them improve their manufacturing capacity even further by providing any resources needed.

  2. Micheal Austin:

    It is also the first electric vehicle with an entirely environmentally stable and inert battery chemistry, there are no heavy metals or caustic materials used in the manufacturing of the BYD iron-phosphate battery.

  3. John Gibbs:

    Businesses must make a concerted effort to hire and promote women who may or may not be up to par with their male counterparts, in addition, the chemistry of having women in a masculine environment may reduce business cohesiveness and productivity from what it might have been otherwise( this is especially true of the military, although by no means limited to it). Needless to say all these things subtract from a team's effort to produce efficiently.

  4. Welat Aydin:

    We did not receive education in our mother tongue. Education is of poor quality anyway. When there is no chemistry teacher, the literature teacher takes chemistry classes. That is why I did not apply for university entrance exams. I didn't believe I would stand a chance.

  5. Picturing Mustafa:

    I went [ in Zulu ]' All hail the king ; bow down in the presence of the royal family.' It was inspired by a vision or dream that most of us South Africans were visualizing : Nelson Mandela taking the podium to become the first black president, so it's just a dual story that was happening at the same time -- and thankfully the chemistry worked and the magic happened.

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