Etymology
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chemistry (n.)

c. 1600, "alchemy," from chemist + -ry; also see chemical (adj.). The meaning "natural physical process" is from 1640s; the sense of "scientific study of the composition of material things and the changes they undergo" is by 1788. The figurative sense of "instinctual attraction or affinity" is attested slightly earlier, from the alchemical sense.

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Definitions of chemistry

chemistry (n.)
the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions;
Synonyms: chemical science
chemistry (n.)
the chemical composition and properties of a substance or object;
the chemistry of soil
chemistry (n.)
the way two individuals relate to each other;
their chemistry was wrong from the beginning -- they hated each other
Synonyms: interpersonal chemistry / alchemy
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