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Definitions of chemistry

  1. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. An application of chemical theory and method to the consideration of some particular subject; as, the chemistry of iron; the chemistry of indigo. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A treatise on chemistry. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The science which treats of the nature and composition of substances, and the laws which govern their relations. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. 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. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. The science which treats of the composition and properties of bodies. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. That science which treats of matter considered as composed of atoms and of their relations and affinities. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. The science which treats of elementary bodies and their combinations, with the properties that distinguish and the laws that govern them. Inorganic chemistry, analysis of physical compounds; organic, analysis of vegetable and animal compounds. See Alehemy. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. The science that ascertains the nature and constituent parts of any body, investigates the laws that regulate the action of bodies on each other, and determines in what proportion their elements unite. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for chemistry

  1. Jane came down to them and talked very fast, but when they asked for a further explanation of the cause of the accident, Jane declared that Maurice said it was impossible that any one who did not understand chemistry should know how it happened, and Alethea went away strongly reminded that it was no affair of hers. – Scenes and Characters by Charlotte M. Yonge
  2. This is in accord with universal chemistry which teaches that the same laws and substances exist throughout all the realms of space. – The Universe a Vast Electric Organism by George Woodward Warder