Ceramic Definition

sə-rămĭk
noun
Any of various hard, brittle, heat-resistant and corrosion-resistant materials made by shaping and then firing a nonmetallic mineral, such as clay, at a high temperature.
American Heritage
The art or work of making objects of baked clay, as pottery, earthenware, etc.
Webster's New World
An object made of such materials.
Webster's New World
adjective
Made of material produced by the high temperature firing of inorganic, nonmetallic rocks and minerals.
A ceramic vase stood on the table.
Wiktionary
Of or relating to pottery, earthenware, tile, porcelain, etc.
Webster's New World
Of ceramics.
Webster's New World
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Origin of Ceramic

  • From Greek keramikos of pottery from keramos potter's clay ker-3 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek κεραμικός (keramikos, “potter's”), from κέραμος (keramos, “potter's clay”), perhaps from a pre-Hellenic word.

    From Wiktionary

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