chem·is·try noun \ˈke-mə-strē\
: a science that deals with the structure and properties of substances and with the changes that they go through
: the structure and properties of a substance : the way a substance changes and reacts with other substances
: a strong attraction between people
: a science that deals with the composition, structure, and properties of substances and with the transformations that they undergo
a : the composition and chemical properties of a substance <the chemistry of iron>
b : chemical processes and phenomena (as of an organism) <blood chemistry>
a : a strong mutual attraction, attachment, or sympathy <they have a special chemistry>
b : interaction between people working together; specifically : such interaction when harmonious or effective <a team lacking chemistry>
Examples of CHEMISTRY
- studying the chemistry of gasoline
- They tried dating, but there was no chemistry between them.
- the chemistry of the office
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chem·is·try noun \ˈkem-ə-strē\ (Medical Dictionary)
: a science that deals with the composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the transformations that they undergo
a : the composition and chemical properties of a substance <the chemistry of hemoglobin> b : chemical processes and phenomena (as of an organism) <blood chemistry>
chemistry noun (Concise Encyclopedia)
Science that deals with the properties, composition, and structure of substances (elements and compounds), the reactions and transformations they undergo, and the energy released or absorbed during those processes. Often called the central science, chemistry is concerned with atoms as building blocks (rather than with the subatomic domain; see nuclear physics, quantum mechanics), with everything in the material world, and with all living things. Branches of chemistry include inorganic (see inorganic compound), organic (see organic compound), physical, and analytical (see analysis) chemistry; biochemistry; electrochemistry; and geochemistry. Chemical engineering (applied chemistry) uses the theoretical and experimental information obtained in chemistry to build chemical plants and make useful products.
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