Meaning of chemistry

chem•is•try

Pronunciation: (kem'u-strē), [key]
— pl. -tries.
  1. the science that deals with the composition and properties of substances and various elementary forms of matter. Cf. element (def. 2).
  2. chemical properties, reactions, phenomena, etc.: the chemistry of carbon.
  3. the interaction of one personality with another: The chemistry between him and his boss was all wrong.
  4. sympathetic understanding; rapport: the astonishing chemistry between the actors.
  5. any or all of the elements that make up something: the chemistry of love.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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