- of or relating to products made from clay and similar materials, as pottery and brick, or to their manufacture: ceramic art.
- ceramic material.
Origin of ceramic
Examples from the Web for ceramic
My finger burned when it touched the blossom of lead embedded in the ceramic armor.I Shot Bin Laden
November 16, 2014
Having met in 1952 while Jacqueline was working in a ceramic studio, the couple moved in together two years later.Revealing The Unseen Picasso
November 3, 2014
Ceramic pieces, metal fragments, seeds and human remains have been uncovered by archeologists at the site.Trading Dime Bags for Salvador Dali
October 19, 2014
It is actually the coagulation of thousands of ceramic poppies.Blood and War: The Hard Truth About ‘Boots on the Ground’
September 22, 2014
In London, a sea of ceramic poppies were released from the Tower of London to mark the date.William And Kate Mark World War I Centenary In Belgium
August 4, 2014
Ceramic pipes were made to carry water from the spring to a waterwheel.Space Prison
During the year work was begun upon a review of the ceramic art of Mexico.Eighth Annual Report
Others are ceramic satires on the drunkard's folly or the inconstancy of women.Highways & Byways in Sussex
All show distinctly a clinging to the technic of ceramic art.
Still, on the whole, the Cyprian ceramic art is somewhat disappointing.History of Phoenicia
- a hard brittle material made by firing clay and similar substances
- an object made from such a material
- of, relating to, or made from a ceramicthis vase is ceramic
- of or relating to ceramicsceramic arts and crafts
Word Origin and History for ceramic
1850, keramic, from Greek keramikos, from keramos "potter's clay, pottery, tiles," perhaps from a pre-Hellenic word. Watkins suggests possible connection with Latin cremare "to burn," but Klein's sources are firmly against this. Spelling influenced by French céramique (1806). Related: ceramist (1855). Ceramics is attested from 1857.
- 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.