ceramic

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek κεραμικός (keramikós, potter's), from κέραμος (kéramos, potter's clay), perhaps from a pre-Hellenic word.

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ceramic (not comparable)

  1. 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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ceramic (countable and uncountable, plural ceramics)

  1. (uncountable) A hard brittle material that is produced through burning of nonmetallic minerals at high temperatures
    Joan made the dish of ceramic.
  2. (countable) An object made of this material
    Joe had dozens of ceramics in his apartment.

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  • Krueger, Dennis (December 1982). "Why On Earth Do They Call It Throwing?" Studio Potter Vol. 11, Number 1.[1]

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