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Definition of the noun chemistry

What does chemistry mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: chemistries

  1. the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • synonym of chemistry: chemical science
    • more generic term: natural science = the sciences involved in the study of the physical world and its phenomena
    • more specific terms:
      • chemoimmunology / immunochemistry = the field of chemistry concerned with chemical processes in immunology
      • organic chemistry = the chemistry of compounds containing carbon
      • inorganic chemistry = the chemistry of compounds that do not contain hydrocarbon radicals
      • physical chemistry = the branch of chemistry dealing with the physical properties of chemical substances
      • electrochemistry = branch of chemistry that deals with the chemical action of electricity and the production of electricity by chemical reactions
      • femtochemistry = the branch of chemistry that studies elementary (often very fast) chemical reactions as they occur
      • geochemistry = the chemistry of the earth's crust
      • photochemistry = branch of chemistry that deals with the chemical action of light
      • nuclear chemistry / radiochemistry = the chemistry of radioactive substances
      • surface chemistry = the branch of chemistry that studies processes occurring at interfaces between phases
      • thermochemistry = the branch of chemistry that studies the relation between chemical action and the amount of heat absorbed or generated
  2. the chemical composition and properties of a substance or object
    • example: the chemistry of soil
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • more generic word: substance = the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists
  3. the way two individuals relate to each other
    • example: their chemistry was wrong from the beginning -- they hated each other
    • lexical domain: Relations - nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas
    • synonyms of chemistry: alchemy / interpersonal chemistry
    • more generic term: social relation = a relation between living organisms

Alternative definition of the noun chemistry


  1. [uncountable] 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.
  2. [countable] An application of chemical theory and method to a particular substance.
  3. [context: informal] The mutual attraction between two people; rapport.


  1. CHEMISTRY was a Japanese pop duo, composed of Yoshikuni Dōchin and Kaname Kawabata born January 28, 1979. They were the winners of the Asayan audition in 2000 organized by Sony Music Entertainment Japan.
    • members:
    • member of musical groups:
    • genres: Rhythm and blues, J-pop, Pop music, Contemporary R&B
    • albums: "PIECES OF A DREAM", "Point of No Return", "You Go Your Way", "The Way We Are", "君をさがしてた~New Jersey United~", "FLOATIN'", "It Takes Two / SOLID DREAM / MOVE ON", "My Gift to You", "Second to None", "Between the Lines", "アシタへカエル / Us", "YOUR NAME NEVER GONE / Now or Never / You Got Me", "So in Vain", "One × One", "Mirage in blue / いとしい人 (Single Ver.)", "Long Long Way", "白の吐息", "Hot Chemistry", "キミがいる", "Wings of Words", "Almost in love", "Fo(u)r", "Re:fo(u)rm", "ALL THE BEST", "Top of the World", "空の奇跡", "約束の場所", "遠影 feat. John Legend", "This Night", "最期の川", "輝く夜", "Life goes on", "Period", "Regeneration", "Face to Face", "CHEMISTRY 2001-2011", "The CHEMISTRY joint album", "Winter of Love", "Trinity", "Two As One", "あの日…feat.童子-T/Once Again", "Merry-go-round", "恋する雪 愛する空"
    • nomination: - nominated to International Viewer's Choice Award for MTV Japan - "Pieces of a Dream"
    • official website:
  2. Chemistry a.k.a. Jaydee is a Dutch house music producer and DJ. The original name was Jei D, which Robin Albers changed to JayDee.
  3. Chemistry is a musician.
    • also known as Juan Antonio Belmonte García, Juan Belmonte


Chemistry is a musical duo from Mexico.

  • album: "Pale Cat Swingers"


  1. "Chemistry" is a book by Martin Silberberg & Lewis Desimone.
    • genre: Speculative fiction
    • subjects: Molecular biology, Science, Chemistry, Inorganic chemistry, Organic chemistry, Physical Chemistry
    • copyright: 2006-03-31
  2. "Chemistry" is a book by John McMurry.
  3. "Chemistry" is a book by Loretta Jones.
    • also known as "Chemistry: molecules, matter, and change"


  1. "Chemistry" is a 2009 Malayalam film by Viji Thampi based on a true story about a high school student. The film was later dubbed into Tamil as Naan Gowri' in 2012'.
  2. Chemistry is a Pakistani Urdu-Language drama serial that premiered on Geo Entertainment on 8 October 2010, directed by Syed Ahmad Kamran. The main cast includes Sanam Baloch, Faisal Rehman, Iffat Umar and Danish Taimoor. The drama's tag line reads 'Chemistry, subject of love'.
  3. "Chemistry" is a Telugu film directed by Vachespathy Jonnalagadda, starring Sri Ram Kodali and Amitha Rao. Uday Kumar was the producer and Vishwanath Ghantasala composed the music.


  1. "Chemistry" is the third studio album by British all-female pop group Girls Aloud. It was released in the United Kingdom on 5 December 2005 by Polydor Records. After the success of What Will the Neighbours Say?, the album was again entirely produced by Brian Higgins and his production team Xenomania again. Chemistry is a loose concept album which details celebrity lifestyle and "what it's like to be a twentysomething girl in London." A number of the songs notably avoid the typical verse-chorus form of pop music, instead making use of unusual structures.
  2. "Chemistry" is the second solo album by singer Johnny Gill and features a fan favorite, "Half Crazy," written by noted Philadelphia songwriter/producer Linda Creed.
  3. "Chemistry" is the second mini album from South Korean duo Trouble Maker, which consists of 4Minute's HyunA and Beast's Hyunseung. It was released digitally on October 28, 2013 with the lead single "Now".
  4. "Chemistry" is a 2005 collaboration album by Buckshot of the Boot Camp Clik and 9th Wonder of Little Brother. 9th provides all the production on the release, and handled all recording and mixing except for the song "No Comparison" which was recorded by Khrysis, while leaving the rapping to Buckshot, with guest appearances from members of the Boot Camp Clik and the Justus League. This album is paralleled by the Black Moon album "Alter the Chemistry", which was basically a remix album produced by Da Beatminerz.
  5. "Chemistry" is a song by the alternative rock band Semisonic. It was their first single on their 2001 album, All About Chemistry. It reached 39 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks and 35 on the UK Singles Chart.
  6. "Chemistry" is a song by Dutch recording artist Eva Simons, from her debut studio album, EVA-LUTION. It was released in the Netherlands on March 20, 2013. Although song did not achieve the same commercial and critical success as the earlier singles, it did climb to number 28 and spend 5 weeks on the Dutch Top 40 charts. The song was used in a Pepsi ad campaign in the Netherlands which gave customers a chance to meet Simons when she performed on Beyoncé's "The Mrs. Carter world tour".
  7. "Chemistry" is a musical album of Zeebee.
    • released on (11 years ago)
  8. "Chemistry" is a musical album of Nirvana.
    • released in (16 years ago)
  9. "Chemistry" is a musical single of Erik Rapp & Ekaterina Ryabova.
    • released on
  10. "Chemistry" is a composition.
  11. "Chemistry" is a musical album of Mr. Shiraz.
    • released in
  12. "Chemistry" is a musical single of Katie Nicholas.
    • released on
  13. "Chemistry" is a 2013 single by Eva Simons.
    • released on
  14. "Chemistry" is a composition.
  15. "Chemistry" is a musical single of Velvet.
    • released on (8 years ago)
  16. "Chemistry" is a musical album of Chris Cowie.
    • released in (17 years ago)
  17. "Chemistry" is a musical album of Toxic Audio.
    • released in (13 years ago)


  1. Chemistry was a sexually explicit comedy-drama series that debuted on Cinemax as a part of its Max After Dark lineup on August 19, 2011. It followed the affair of an attorney and a police officer, which began after the officer saved the attorney from a car wreck. The last episode aired on November 18, 2011.
  2. Chemistry: In the context of relationships, chemistry is a complex "emotion" that two people get when they share a special connection. It is not necessarily sexual. It is the impulse making one think "I need to see this [other] person again" - that feeling of "we click". It is very early in one's relationship that they can intuitively work out whether they have positive or negative chemistry.
  3. Chemistry: In the history of science, the etymology of the word chemistry is a debatable issue. It is agreed that the word derives from the word alchemy, which is a European one, derived from the Arabic al-kīmīā. The Arabic term is derived from the Greek χημία or χημεία. However, the ultimate origin of the root word, chem, is uncertain.
  4. Chemistry is a cataloged instance, musical recording, canonical version.
  5. Chemistry is a 2013 Telly Award winning ad, created by Hub Strategy for Oakland A's.
    • award: - Telly Award for Local TV & Local Cable Commercial - Sports/Sporting Goods/Games, received by Hub Strategy

Phrases with Chemistry

Phrases starting with the word Chemistry:

  1. chemistry lab
  2. chemistry department
  3. chemistry laboratory

Phrases ending with the word Chemistry:

  1. Wet chemistry
  2. Soil chemistry
  3. Click chemistry
  4. Bucket Chemistry
  5. nuclear chemistry
  6. organic chemistry
  7. Quantum chemistry
  8. surface chemistry
  9. Clinical chemistry
  10. Isotopic Chemistry
  11. physical chemistry
  12. inorganic chemistry
  13. Medicinal chemistry
  14. Radiation chemistry
  15. Coordination chemistry
  16. Combinatorial chemistry
  17. Computational chemistry

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Chemistry

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Google previewAdmission Assessment Exam Review (2012)


Chemistry is the study of matter and its properties. Everything in the universe is made or composed of different kinds of matter in one of its three states: solid, liquid, or gas. Matter is defined by its properties. Chemistry is a study of those ...

Google previewMilitary Flight Aptitude Tests For Dummies (2013)

by Terry J. Hawn, Peter Economy

Chemistry is the science that deals with substance and matter, the distinct properties of certain types of matter, and how those kinds of matter interact with other types of matter. It also serves as a foundation or building block for other scientific ...

Google previewProcess Intensification Technologies for Green Chemistry (2013)

Engineering Solutions for Sustainable Chemical Processing by Kamelia Boodhoo, Adam Harvey

Practically, green chemistry is a term of two parts: first, there is new technology and hardware, such as flow reactors and microwave reactors; and second, there is general good housekeeping and organic chemistry, which can be considered ...

Google previewHigh Throughput Screening (1997)

The Discovery of Bioactive Substances by John P. Devlin

INTRODUCTION Combinatorial chemistry is the chemistry characterized by divergent ...

Google previewLeadership Excellence Devotional (2014)

The Seven Sides of Leadership in Daily Life by Pat Williams, Jim Denney

Chemistry is an elusive quality that produces success. It's made up of such factors as personality, character, job...

Thekey to chemistry is a balance of complementary personality types. You need some noisy motivators and some strong,silent ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Biological Chemistry (2013)


Google previewModern Dictionary Cyto And Histo Chemistry (1991)

by C.K. Shah

PREFACE The cell and tissue chemistry have evolved in diverse.

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Quotes about Chemistry

It was that chemistry. And was the fact that he was president part of that chemistry? I don't know. Maybe. Probably. But it was - I was there because there was chemistry. I wasn't there because, oh, this is the president. (Monica Lewinsky)
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Scrabble value of C3H4E1M3I1S1T1R1Y4

The value of this 9-letter word is 19 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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