Definition of chemistry noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkemɪstri//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkemɪstri//
    [uncountable] Subjects and courses, Romance
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  1. 1   the scientific study of the structure of substances, how they react when combined or in contact with one another, and how they behave under different conditions a degree in chemistry the university’s chemistry department inorganic/organic chemistry see also biochemistry Wordfinderacid, catalyst, chemistry, compound, formula, molecule, pH, react, solution, valency See related entries: Subjects and courses
  2. 2(specialist) the chemical structure and behaviour of a particular substance the chemistry of copper We do not fully understand the chemistry of genes. The patient's blood chemistry was monitored regularly.
  3. 3the relationship between two people, usually a strong sexual attraction sexual chemistry The chemistry just wasn't right. See related entries: Romance
  4. Extra examples The personal chemistry between the two stars is obvious. The personal chemistry between the two stars of the film is obvious. natural changes in body chemistry
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