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chemistry

noun [U] uk   /ˈkem.ɪ.stri/ us  

chemistry noun [U] (SCIENCE)

the scientific study of the basic characteristics of substances and the ways in which they react or combine: She studied chemistry and physics at college. a chemistry department/laboratoryA2 the basic characteristics of a substance and the ways in which it reacts or combines with other substances: A team of scientists has been studying the chemistry of the ozone layer.
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chemistry noun [U] (RELATIONSHIP)

informal a quality that exists when two people understand and are attracted to each other: The sexual chemistry between them was obvious.
Translations of “chemistry”
in Korean 화학…
in Arabic عِلْم الكيمياء…
in French chimie…
in Turkish kimya bilimi, kimya…
in Italian chimica…
in Chinese (Traditional) 化學, 化學性質,化學特性…
in Russian химия…
in Polish chemia…
in Spanish química…
in Portuguese química…
in German die Chemie…
in Catalan química…
in Japanese 化学…
in Chinese (Simplified) 化学, 化学性质,化学特性…
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