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- n. chemical attraction
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The force exerted between the atoms of elementary substance whereby they unite to form chemical compounds; chemical attaction; affinity; -- sometimes used as a general expression for chemical activity or relationship.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Chemical power, influence, or effects.
He always carried a paper bag of them in his pocket, and he had a way of saying frequently that the chemism of his nature demanded such fare.
He says that the question hinges on whether “chemical matter is not so distinctively different in the way of complexity from physical matter that ˜chemism™ is properly a new quality emerging from physical existence” (p. 61).
Within her was a chemism of dreams which somehow counteracted all they had to say.
Energy is stored by chemical means by causing it to do work in opposition to the force of chemism, or chemical affinity.
It is true that we do not understand the underlying forces of chemism, etc., but these forces certainly exist and are the foundation of science.
The various forces which we recognize in nature -- heat, light, electricity, chemism, etc. -- are simply forms of motion, and thus forms of this energy.
Reproduction, variation, and heredity are the properties of all living matter; but they are not, like gravity and chemism, universal forces of nature.
They have failed, because, in a positive sense, there is nothing to define: there is no phenomenon of life that is not, to some degree, manifest in chemism, magnetism, astronomic motions.
He always carried a paper-bag of them in his pocket, and he had a way of saying frequently that the chemism of his nature demanded such fare.
To be sure, I attach no value to this special assumption and I shall be quite ready to give it up in favor of another, provided its original character, the emphasis on the sexual chemism, were preserved.
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