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ceramic

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adjective ce·ram·ic \sə-ˈra-mik, especially British kə-\

Simple Definition of ceramic

  • : made of clay that has been heated to a very high temperature so that it becomes hard

Full Definition of ceramic

  1. :  of or relating to the manufacture of any product (as earthenware, porcelain, or brick) made essentially from a nonmetallic mineral (as clay) by firing at a high temperature; also :  of or relating to such a product

Origin of ceramic

Greek keramikos, from keramos potter's clay, pottery


First Known Use: 1850

Rhymes with ceramic


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ceramic

noun ce·ram·ic

Definition of ceramic

  1. 1 plural but sing in constr :  the art or process of making ceramic articles

  2. 2 :  a product of ceramic manufacture



1859

First Known Use of ceramic

1859


CERAMIC Defined for Kids

ceramic

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noun ce·ram·ic \sə-ˈra-mik\

Definition of ceramic

  1. 1 ceramics plural :  the art of making things (as pottery or tiles) of baked clay

  2. 2 :  a product made by baking clay





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