What does ceramic mean?

Definitions for ceramic
səˈræm ɪkce·ram·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ceramicadjective

    an artifact made of hard brittle material produced from nonmetallic minerals by firing at high temperatures

  2. ceramicadjective

    of or relating to or made from a ceramic

    "a ceramic dish"

Wiktionary

  1. ceramicnoun

    A hard brittle material that is produced through burning of nonmetallic minerals at high temperatures

    Joan made the dish of ceramic.

    Etymology: From κεραμικός, from κέραμος

  2. ceramicnoun

    An object made of this material

    Joe had dozens of ceramics in his apartment.

    Etymology: From κεραμικός, from κέραμος

  3. ceramicadjective

    made of material produced by the high temperature firing of inorganic, nonmetallic rocks and minerals.

    A ceramic vase stood on the table.

    Etymology: From κεραμικός, from κέραμος

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ceramicadjective

    of or pertaining to pottery; relating to the art of making earthenware; as, ceramic products; ceramic ornaments for ceilings

    Etymology: [Gr. , fr. earthenware. Cf. Keramic.]

Freebase

  1. Ceramic

    A ceramic is an inorganic, nonmetallic solid prepared by the action of heat and subsequent cooling. Ceramic materials may have a crystalline or partly crystalline structure, or may be amorphous. Because most common ceramics are crystalline, the definition of ceramic is often restricted to inorganic crystalline materials, as opposed to the noncrystalline glasses, a distinction followed here. The earliest ceramics made by humans were pottery objects, including 27,000 year old figurines, made from clay, either by itself or mixed with other materials, hardened in fire. Later ceramics were glazed and fired to create a colored, smooth surface. Ceramics now include domestic, industrial and building products and a wide range of ceramic art. In the 20th century, new ceramic materials were developed for use in advanced ceramic engineering; for example, in semiconductors. The word "ceramic" comes from the Greek word κεραμικός, "of pottery" or "for pottery", from κέραμος, "potter's clay, tile, pottery". The earliest mention of the root "ceram-" is the Mycenaean Greek ke-ra-me-we, "workers of ceramics", written in Linear B syllabic script. "Ceramic" may be used as an adjective describing a material, product or process; or as a singular noun, or, more commonly, as a plural noun, "ceramics".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ceramic

    se-ram′ik, adj. pertaining to pottery. [Gr. keramos, potter's earth.]

Editors Contribution

  1. ceramic

    A type of material.

    Ceramic is used for dishes, bowls etc.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 19, 2020  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ceramic in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ceramic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of ceramic in a Sentence

  1. Chief Executive Jean-Sebastien Jacques:

    The technology that we are developing is - instead of using the carbon anodes - is to use an anode made of ceramic so you would not consume any carbon, and you would not release any CO2 into the atmosphere.

  2. Chief Executive Jean-Sebastien Jacques:

    At the end of the day, what we can see is the customers of our customers want to have full traceability on their products, and they want to make sure they have a carbon-friendly product, the technology that we are developing is - instead of using the carbon anodes - is to use an anode made of ceramic so you would not consume any carbon, and you would not release any CO2 into the atmosphere.

  3. Gilad Ilatch:

    It literally happened on the last day of the excavation, … right in front of our eyes and those of the excited students, an unusual ceramic vessel c. 18 cm high (7 inches) was exposed, atop of is the image of a person….

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