Definition of chemistry in English:

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chemistry

Pronunciation: /ˈkeməstrē/
(abbreviation chemical)

noun (plural chemistries)

1The branch of science that deals with the identification of the substances of which matter is composed; the investigation of their properties and the ways in which they interact, combine, and change; and the use of these processes to form new substances.
Example sentences
  • The plight of other sciences like physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics however, has not been recognised.
  • So I did a first year dentistry course which was physics, chemistry, maths and science.
  • It includes some of all the other sciences: physics, chemistry, and even biology in the form of nuclear medicine.
1.1The chemical composition and properties of a substance or body: the chemistry of soil
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  • Many studies have observed significant changes in soil chemistry created by mound building animals in a wide range of habitats.
  • Not surprisingly, since the target molecules vary, insecticide chemistries vary.
  • Then we could study their brain chemistry and try to figure it out.
2The complex emotional or psychological interaction between two people: their affair was triggered by intense sexual chemistry
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  • Since the film is a character drama, it relies very heavily on the interaction and chemistry between the characters.
  • There's clearly something between these two, although it's more in the nature of sexual chemistry than love.
  • Anyway, he was charming, funny, smart and we had complete chemistry.
Synonyms
affinity, attraction, rapport, spark

Words that rhyme with chemistry

biochemistry, photochemistry

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Syllabification: chem·is·try

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