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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Chemism  \Chem"ism\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  chimisme  See  {Chemistry}.] 
  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.