noun, plural chem·is·tries.
Origin of chemistry
Examples from the Web for chemistry
As such, they allow us a peek at the chemistry before the planets and moons evolved into what we know them as today.
Muslims made many discoveries in mathematics, chemistry, physics, medicine, astronomy and psychology.‘Gods of Suburbia’: Dina Goldstein’s Arresting Photo Series on Religion vs. Consumerism|Dina Goldstein|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Throughout the 1990s, advances in chemistry led the materials solidify more quickly, thus making 3D printing more useful.
The skit features Julia Louis-Dreyfus as an island-hungry TV star customer and that unique brand of Cranston-Paul chemistry.Shark-Eating Monsters, the Kid Emmys, and More Viral Videos|The Daily Beast Video|August 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Stars also have distinctive spectra, determined by their temperature, size, and, to a lesser degree, their chemistry.
A man not only known for his extensive knowledge of chemistry, but distinguished for his philosophy and patriotism.James Cutbush|Edgar F. Smith
Finally he settled down in Vilvorde, where he practiced medicine and chemistry until his death (in 164-4).An Epitome of the History of Medicine|Roswell Park
What nation appears to have excelled in Chemistry in early times?
After a morning spent at Latin, algebra, and chemistry, it seemed intolerable to be obliged to remain in the schoolroom.A Patriotic Schoolgirl|Angela Brazil
The whole manufacture, so far as chemistry is concerned, is yet crude and ill-digested.Sport and Work on the Nepaul Frontier|James Inglis
noun plural -tries
Word Origin for chemistry
c.1600, "alchemy," from chemist + -ry; also see chemical (adj.). The meaning "natural physical process" is 1640s, and the scientific study not so called until 1788. The figurative sense of "instinctual attraction or affinity" is attested slightly earlier, from the alchemical sense.