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View synonyms for ceramic

ceramic

[ suh-ram-ik ]

adjective

  1. of or relating to products made from clay and similar materials, as pottery and brick, or to their manufacture:

    ceramic art.



noun

  1. ceramic material.

ceramic

/ sɪˈræmɪk /

noun

  1. a hard brittle material made by firing clay and similar substances
  2. an object made from such a material


adjective

  1. of, relating to, or made from a ceramic

    this vase is ceramic

  2. of or relating to ceramics

    ceramic arts and crafts

ceramic

/ sə-rămĭk /

  1. 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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Word History and Origins

Origin of ceramic1

1840–50; variant of keramic < Greek keramikós, equivalent to kéram ( os ) potters' clay + -ikos -ic
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Word History and Origins

Origin of ceramic1

C19: from Greek keramikos, from keramos potter's clay, pottery
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Example Sentences

You do not want to see a single speck of uncoated ceramic, so if you end up with a spotty coating, don’t be afraid to clean it out and start again.

Crystals and ceramics — hard materials made baking minerals at very high temperatures — both can.

Porcelain or ceramic hair dryers are non-ionic and use these materials to generate steady heat.

The trimmer is compatible with any Andis ceramic or Ultraedge blade, which means over 20 options.

In ultrasonic humidifiers, a ceramic diaphragm is placed within the water tank and vibrates against the water at a high rate, causing mist to form and be forced out of the unit.

My finger burned when it touched the blossom of lead embedded in the ceramic armor.

Having met in 1952 while Jacqueline was working in a ceramic studio, the couple moved in together two years later.

Ceramic pieces, metal fragments, seeds and human remains have been uncovered by archeologists at the site.

It is actually the coagulation of thousands of ceramic poppies.

In London, a sea of ceramic poppies were released from the Tower of London to mark the date.

Ceramic pipes were made to carry water from the spring to a waterwheel.

Geo reached toward the boy's neck where a ceramic disk hung from a leather thong.

The mineral is also an important constituent of most ceramic glazes.

Madame de Pompadour considerably encouraged the ceramic art, and it arrived at the height of perfection.

All other ceramic fragments, with one exception, were associated with objects dating earlier than 1660.

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