The Collaborative International Dictionary
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.
Chemism refers to forces of attraction or adhesion between entities. It has uses in chemistry and philosophy.
n. (context obsolete chemistry English) chemical attraction