Definition of chemistry :
1. A treatise on chemistry.
2. An application of chemical theory and method to the consideration of some particular subject; as, the chemistry of iron; the chemistry of indigo.
3. That branch of science which treats of the composition of substances, and of the changes which they undergo in consequence of alterations in the constitution of the molecules, which depend upon variations of the number, kind, or mode of arrangement, of the constituent atoms. These atoms are not assumed to be indivisible, but merely the finest grade of subdivision hitherto attained. Chemistry deals with the changes in the composition and constitution of molecules. See Atom, Molecule.
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natural organization (part of speech: noun)
- The whole was burnished with gilding in many parts, and was radiant everywhere with that brilliant coloring of which the Hirschvogel family, painters on glass and great in chemistry as they were, were all masters. - "The Nürnberg Stove", Louisa de la Ramé (AKA Ouida).
- If now we consider chemistry as that science which has to deal with the changes and combinations of the five elements, and if we call it- The science of the five parts or elements, should we not, when we find that the Arabic word for five is khams, rather refer the name of our science to this word khams, and read it as Al- Khams, The five- part science? - "On the Antiquity of the Chemical Art", James Mactear.
- I'm sure I flung all my books into this cupboard, and, of course, here's the chemistry, which I don't want, but never so much as a single leaf of the history. - "The Jolliest School of All", Angela Brazil.