Meaning of chemistry in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkɛmɪstri/

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mass 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.

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

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