chemistry

noun chem·is·try \ ˈke-mə-strē \
Updated on: 16 Apr 2018
plural chemistries
1 : a science that deals with the composition, structure, and properties of substances and with the transformations that they undergo
2 a : the composition and chemical properties of a substance
  • the chemistry of iron
b : chemical processes and phenomena (as of an organism)
  • blood chemistry
3 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 in a Sentence

  1. studying the chemistry of gasoline

  2. They tried dating, but there was no chemistry between them.

  3. the chemistry of the office

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CHEMISTRY Defined for English Language Learners

chemistry

  • : 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


CHEMISTRY Defined for Kids

chemistry

noun chem·is·try \ ˈke-mə-strē \
1 : a science that deals with the composition and properties of substances and of the changes they undergo
2 : chemical composition and properties
  • the chemistry of food

Medical Dictionary

chemistry

noun chem·is·try \ ˈkem-ə-strē \
plural chemistries
1 : a science that deals with the composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the transformations that they undergo
2 a : the composition and chemical properties of a substance
  • the chemistry of hemoglobin
b : chemical processes and phenomena (as of an organism)
  • blood chemistry

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