Definition of chemistry in English:

chemistry

noun

  • 1The branch of science concerned with the substances of which matter is composed, the investigation of their properties and reactions, and the use of such reactions to form new substances.

    • ‘Those of you in the field of medicine, chemistry or occult sciences will be successful.’
    • ‘Although primarily interested in mathematics, he also dabbles in physics, chemistry and computer science.’
    • ‘This study provides a new tool to botanical scientists by merging areas of materials science, chemistry and plant biology.’
    • ‘On the one hand, alchemy is regarded as a precursor of the modern science of chemistry.’
    • ‘He studied physics as his main subject but took mathematics, astronomy and chemistry as minor subjects.’
    • ‘The sciences are well served in a number of leading fields, including astronomy, chemistry, medicine, and engineering.’
    • ‘The other four Nobel prizes, for chemistry, physics, medicine and literature, are given in Sweden.’
    • ‘We are also very interested in those with physics, computer science, mathematics and chemistry backgrounds.’
    • ‘I can confirm this is also true of chemistry, physics, medicine, engineering and mathematics textbooks.’
    • ‘In most schools the disciplines of physics, biology and chemistry have given way to a broader study of ‘science’ worth two GCSEs.’
    • ‘It includes some of all the other sciences: physics, chemistry, and even biology in the form of nuclear medicine.’
    • ‘After an interview at Birkbeck University in London this week, she was offered a place to study science, majoring in chemistry, starting in January.’
    • ‘In high school, I was interested in math and science, particularly chemistry and biology.’
    • ‘In any event, there seems no doubt that chemistry was the science of choice for Romantics.’
    • ‘Industrial chemistry is the branch of chemistry which deals with raw materials.’
    • ‘He lectured on analysis, physics, mechanics, chemistry, and engineering topics.’
    • ‘So I did a first year dentistry course which was physics, chemistry, maths and science.’
    • ‘Many Swedish Americans have become distinguished in the field of science, especially in chemistry and physics.’
    • ‘Clearly, empirically derived premises are more relevant to empirical sciences like physics and chemistry.’
    • ‘The plight of other sciences like physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics however, has not been recognised.’
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    1. 1.1The chemical composition and properties of a substance or body.
      ‘the patient's blood chemistry was monitored regularly’
      [count noun] ‘the chemistries of other galaxies’
      • ‘They are mainly based on acrylic and urethane chemistries, as well as some epoxies and silicones.’
      • ‘The widespread frequency of serum blood chemistry analyses in medicine requires an appropriate guideline for evaluating abnormal test results.’
      • ‘It is thus interesting to consider how these intrinsic differences between protein and RNA chemistries impact the nature of how these molecules fold.’
      • ‘Cotton's career parallels the rise in transition metal organometallic chemistry.’
      • ‘‘After screening different sugar ester chemistries, we identified the most active chemical forms - ones that killed test insects instantly,’ says the scientist.’
      • ‘But in a second, related study, scientists say the sink effect is now changing ocean chemistry.’
      • ‘Not surprisingly, since the target molecules vary, insecticide chemistries vary.’
      • ‘Once the transfer layer is exposed, the gas chemistry for the reactive ion etch consists of oxygen alone.’
      • ‘As water moves and chemical reactions occur, the chemistry of the water changes and its properties are altered.’
      • ‘Other markers of kidney damage include abnormalities in urine sediment, blood, and urine chemistries, and abnormal findings on imaging studies.’
      • ‘Then we could study their brain chemistry and try to figure it out.’
      • ‘The liver chemistries of all patients were compared after six months.’
      • ‘AGB stars in which the abundance of carbon atoms exceeds that of oxygen atoms have chemistries dominated by carbon and are known as carbon stars.’
      • ‘His white blood cell count, blood chemistries, and transaminase levels were within normal limits.’
      • ‘Sick plants or plants grown in contaminated soil may have altered chemistries.’
      • ‘Parker's body chemistry is drastically altered after the accidental bite.’
      • ‘In the early days, rocket science was a mixture of propellant chemistry, engineering, and a lot of luck.’
      • ‘Many studies have observed significant changes in soil chemistry created by mound building animals in a wide range of habitats.’
      • ‘Like falling estrogen levels, stress can alter your brain chemistry and deplete serotonin.’
      • ‘His research focuses on the interface between synthetic organic chemistry and organosilicon chemistry.’
  • 2The complex emotional or psychological interaction between people.

    ‘their affair was triggered by intense sexual chemistry’
    • ‘I'm surprised the chemistry between them has developed so quickly.’
    • ‘Most baseball men subscribe to familiar truisms about talent, character, and the chemistry of winning teams.’
    • ‘Since the film is a character drama, it relies very heavily on the interaction and chemistry between the characters.’
    • ‘If the chemistry is not there, then I don't bother.’
    • ‘A lot of that would depend on the chemistry between two actors.’
    • ‘These two don't strike sparks, but there is a palpable chemistry.’
    • ‘Sometimes, you know, the chemistry works and you just click into action with someone.’
    • ‘We were both caught up in the moment, the excitement, the chemistry.’
    • ‘A certain chemistry is lacking between the romantic leads.’
    • ‘There's clearly something between these two, although it's more in the nature of sexual chemistry than love.’
    • ‘Your parents have probably noticed the chemistry between you so if you want to level with them, go ahead.’
    • ‘And I guess also the chemistry of the people who are on the show is good.’
    • ‘And the chemistry is every bit as important as whether you happen to agree on every issue.’
    • ‘Anyway, he was charming, funny, smart and we had complete chemistry.’
    • ‘They have a chemistry that's as funny as George Burns and Gracie Allen.’
    • ‘If the chemistry is right, they can be fun, rowdy, and filled with a bit of harmless debauchery.’
    • ‘Much of this rests on personal relationships and chemistry.’
    • ‘They have the chemistry of lovers and the rawness of siblings.’
    • ‘Next Generation tried to copy the chemistry with Picard, Riker, and Troy - but it just didn't work.’
    • ‘When you meet someone and the chemistry is there, you don't know why, you don't know how, but it's there.’
    • ‘And I was wondering if the chemistry that you guys have on your show, if it continues when you guys are off air?’

Pronunciation:

chemistry

/ˈkɛmɪstri/