Ceramic meaning

sə-răm'ĭk
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.
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Any of various hard, brittle, heat- and corrosion-resistant materials made typically of metallic elements combined with oxygen or with carbon, nitrogen, or sulfur. Most ceramics are crystalline and are poor conductors of electricity, though some recently discovered copper-oxide ceramics are superconductors at low temperatures.
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Of or relating to pottery, earthenware, tile, porcelain, etc.
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Of ceramics.
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An object made of such materials.
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Made of material produced by the high temperature firing of inorganic, nonmetallic rocks and minerals.

A ceramic vase stood on the table.

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(uncountable) A hard brittle material that is produced through burning of nonmetallic minerals at high temperatures.

Joan made the dish of ceramic.

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(countable) An object made of this material.

Joe had dozens of ceramics in his apartment.

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The art or work of making objects of baked clay, as pottery, earthenware, etc.
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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