Definition of Chemistry

1. Noun. The science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions.

Exact synonyms: Chemical Science
Examples of category: Electronegativity, Negativity, Atomic Mass, Atomic Weight, Relative Atomic Mass, Molecular Weight, Relative Molecular Mass, Valence, Valency, Ph, Ph Scale, Dalton's Law, Dalton's Law Of Partial Pressures, Law Of Partial Pressures, Distribution Law, Equilibrium Law, Law Of Chemical Equilibrium, Henry's Law, Law Of Constant Proportion, Law Of Definite Proportions, Law Of Equivalent Proportions, Law Of Reciprocal Proportions, Dalton's Law, Law Of Multiple Proportions, Law Of Mass Action, Mendeleev's Law, Periodic Law, Organic Chemistry, Atomic Theory, Atomism, Atomist Theory, Atomistic Theory, Arrhenius Theory Of Dissociation, Theory Of Dissociation, Theory Of Electrolytic Dissociation, Ostwald's Theory Of Indicators, Theory Of Indicators, Migration, Allomerism, Sublimation, Periodic Table, Chain, Chemical Chain, Closed Chain, Ring, Long Chain, Long-chain Molecule, Chemist, Chemical Phenomenon, Pleomorphism, Polymorphism, Dimorphism, Absorption, Soaking Up, Association, Chemical Action, Chemical Change, Chemical Process, Chemical Reaction, Reaction, Chemical Decomposition Reaction, Decomposition, Decomposition Reaction, Displacement, Displacement Reaction, Dissociation, Electrolysis, Imbibition, Osmosis, Reverse Osmosis, Rectification, Acid Value, Equilibrium Constant, Abundance, Stoichiometry, Saturation Point, State, State Of Matter, Activity, Multivalence, Multivalency, Polyvalence, Polyvalency, Acceptor, Mixture, Atom, Monad, Chemical Group, Group, Radical, Fullerene, Actinide Series, Emulsion, Molecule, Accelerator, Catalyst, Sensitiser, Sensitizer, Anticatalyst, Buffer, Chemical Compound, Compound, Foryml, Fluorocarbon, Indicator, Convert, Deaden, Alkalinise, Alkalinize, Alkalinise, Alkalinize, Equilibrate, Alchemise, Alchemize, Suspend, Resuspend, Clean, Scavenge, Include, Butylate, Iodise, Iodize, Nitrate, Strip, Break Down, Break Up, Decompose, Dissociate, Bate, Attenuate, Rarefy, Moonshine, Distil, Distill, Distil, Distill, Extract, Deoxidise, Deoxidize, Reduce, Crack, Crack, Catabolise, Catabolize, Oxidate, Oxidise, Oxidize, Acetify, Acidify, Alkalify, Alkalise, Alkalize, Basify, Reform, Reform, Polymerise, Polymerize, Copolymerise, Copolymerize, Polymerise, Polymerize, Catalyse, Catalyze, Peptise, Peptize, Resublime, Calcine, Carbonise, Carbonize, Carburise, Carburize, Transmute, Conjugate, Admix, Alloy, Solvate, Solvate, React, Build, Saturate, Distill, Make Pure, Purify, Sublimate, Isolate, Preisolate, Ammonify, Thoriate, Coke, Decarboxylate, Decarboxylate, Denitrify, Detoxicate, Detoxify, Esterify, Etherify, Acetylate, Acetylise, Acetylize, Acetylate, Acetylise, Acetylize, Carboxylate, Saponify, Saponify, Volatilise, Volatilize, Bind, Ligate, Desorb, Desorb, Demineralise, Demineralize, Isomerise, Isomerize, Isomerise, Isomerize, Sequester, Transaminate, Fractionate, Fractionate, Sulfurette, Sulphurette, Absorb, Adsorb, Sorb, Take Up, Carburet, Formulate, Free, Liberate, Release, Glycerolise, Glycerolize, Deglycerolise, Deglycerolize, Inhibit, Acidic, Acid, Alkalic, Alkaline, Basic, Amphiprotic, Amphoteric, Reversible, Hydrophobic, Hydrophilic, Oleophilic, Lipophilic, Lipotropic, Critical, Noncritical, Cyclic, Acyclic, Open-chain, Saturated, Unsaturated, Free, Bound, Conjugate, Conjugated, Conjugate, Conjugated, Heavy, Light, Iodinating, De-iodinating, Membered, Monovalent, Univalent, Multivalent, Polyvalent, Man-made, Semisynthetic, Synthetic, Clathrate, Organic, Inorganic, Technical Grade, Technical-grade, Reactive, Unreactive, Inactive, Indifferent, Inert, Neutral, Rich, Supernatant, Volatile, Hydrated, Hydrous, Anhydrous, Alkylic, Allylic, Aromatic, Azido, Benzylic, Cacodylic, Carbocyclic, Carbolated, Carbonyl, Carbonylic, Carboxyl, Carboxylic, Mercuric, Mercurous, Valent, Polymorphic, Polymorphous, Ethereal, Bivalent, Divalent, Pentavalent, Tetravalent, Trivalent, Reversibly
Generic synonyms: Natural Science
Specialized synonyms: Chemoimmunology, Immunochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Femtochemistry, Geochemistry, Photochemistry, Nuclear Chemistry, Radiochemistry, Surface Chemistry, Thermochemistry
Derivative terms: Chemic, Chemical, Chemical, Chemist, Chemist

2. Noun. The chemical composition and properties of a substance or object. "The chemistry of soil"
Generic synonyms: Substance

3. Noun. The way two individuals relate to each other. "A mysterious alchemy brought them together"
Exact synonyms: Alchemy, Interpersonal Chemistry
Generic synonyms: Social Relation

Definition of Chemistry

1. n. 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.

Definition of Chemistry

1. 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. ¹

2. Noun. An application of chemical theory and method to a particular substance. ¹

3. Noun. (context: informal) The mutual attraction between two people; rapport. ¹

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Definition of Chemistry

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Medical Definition of Chemistry

1. The scientific study of the composition, structure, properties, andinteractions of chemicals. (09 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Chemistry

chemist's shop
chemistry (current term)
chemistry department
chemistry lab
chemistry laboratory

Literary usage of Chemistry

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1922)
"chemistry and Life: SIR WILLIAM J. POPE, professor of chemistry, ... At the meeting of the Division of Biological chemistry a Committee was appointed, ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"Since 1882, thanks to the labors and in-. spiring influence of Ostwald, van't Hoff, Arrhenius, Nernst and others, physical chemistry is no longer the ..."

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