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ceramic

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

Definition of ceramic

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

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Origin and Etymology of ceramic

Greek keramikos, from keramos potter's clay, pottery


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ceramic

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Definition of ceramic

1 ceramics plural in form but singular in construction :the art or process of making ceramic articles
2 :a product of ceramic manufacture

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First Known Use of ceramic

1859


CERAMIC Defined for English Language Learners

ceramic

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adjective

Definition of ceramic for English Language Learners

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


CERAMIC Defined for Kids

ceramic

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noun ce·ram·ic \ sə-ˈra-mik \

Definition of ceramic for Students

1 ceramics plural :the art of making things (as pottery or tiles) of baked clay
2 :a product made by baking clay


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