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English definition of “chemistry”

chemistry

noun [U]    /ˈkem·ə·stri/ science
the basic characteristics of substances and the different ways in which they react or combine with other substances, or the scientific study of such substances and the way they act with other substances: a chemistry department/laboratory infml Chemistry is also the ability of people to have a good relationship: Building a strong team requires paying attention to team chemistry.
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