What does chemistry mean?

Definitions for chemistry
ˈkɛm ə strichem·istry

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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"

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.

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

  2. chemistry(Noun)

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

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

  3. chemistry(Noun)

    The mutual attraction between two people; rapport.

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [From Chemist. See Alchemy.]

  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

    Etymology: [From Chemist. See Alchemy.]

  3. Chemistry(noun)

    a treatise on chemistry

    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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British National Corpus

  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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  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. Auguste Comte, Philosophie Positive (1830):

    Every attempt to employ mathematical methods in the study of chemical questions must be considered profoundly irrational and contrary to the spirit of chemistry... If mathematical analysis should ever had prominent place in chemistry - an aberration, which is happily almost impossible - it would be a rapid and widespread degeneration of that science.

  2. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    Einstein was just a genius of theoretical physics. If you introduced him to biology or chemistry, he would look like a fish trying to climb a tree.

  3. 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.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    I find the Chemistry of Amines very fascinating. Amines have been incorporated in many of my past research projects, publications and patents. It's truly Amino world.

  5. Miles Davis:

    That was my gift -- having the ability to put certain guys together that would create a chemistry and then letting them go letting them play what they knew, and above it.

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