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səˈræm ɪksce·ram·ics

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ceramicsnoun

    the art of making and decorating pottery


  1. ceramicsnoun

    plural of ceramic

  2. ceramicsnoun

    the art or science of making ceramic objects

  3. ceramicsnoun

    ceramic objects as a group

  4. ceramicsnoun

    Plural form of ceramic.


  1. ceramics

    A ceramic is any of the various hard, brittle, heat-resistant and corrosion-resistant materials made by shaping and then firing an inorganic, nonmetallic material, such as clay, at a high temperature. Common examples are earthenware, porcelain, and brick. The earliest ceramics made by humans were pottery objects (pots, vessels or vases) or figurines made from clay, either by itself or mixed with other materials like silica, hardened and sintered in fire. Later, ceramics were glazed and fired to create smooth, colored surfaces, decreasing porosity through the use of glassy, amorphous ceramic coatings on top of the crystalline ceramic substrates. Ceramics now include domestic, industrial and building products, as well as a wide range of materials developed for use in advanced ceramic engineering, such as in semiconductors. The word "ceramic" comes from the Greek word κεραμικός (keramikos), "of pottery" or "for pottery", from κέραμος (keramos), "potter's clay, tile, pottery". The earliest known mention of the root "ceram-" is the Mycenaean Greek ke-ra-me-we, workers of ceramic written in Linear B syllabic script. The word ceramic can be used as an adjective to describe a material, product or process, or it may be used as a noun, either singular, or more commonly, as the plural noun "ceramics".


  1. ceramics

    Ceramics are hard, brittle, heat-resistant, and corrosion-resistant materials made by shaping and then firing a nonmetallic mineral, such as clay, at a high temperature. Examples of ceramics include pottery, porcelain, bricks, and tiles. Ceramics can also refer to advanced and technical ceramics used in a variety of industries, made from refined and high-purity raw materials.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ceramicsnoun

    the art of making things of baked clay; as pottery, tiles, etc

  2. Ceramicsnoun

    work formed of clay in whole or in part, and baked; as, vases, urns, etc

  3. Etymology: [See Ceramic.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Ceramics

    Products made by baking or firing nonmetallic minerals (clay and similar materials). In making dental restorations or parts of restorations the material is fused porcelain. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed & Boucher's Clinical Dental Terminology, 4th ed)

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ceramics in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ceramics in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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  1. Lisa Niziolek:

    Initial investigations in the 1990s dated the shipwreck to the mid - to late 13th century, but we’ve found evidence that it’s probably a century older than that, eight hundred years ago, someone put a label on these ceramics that essentially says ‘ Made in China ’ — because of the particular place mentioned, we’re able to date this shipwreck better.

  2. Carrejo Labendeira:

    We loved summer school. It was such a good time, we did arts and crafts, woodwork, ceramics. I just remember doing water balloon tosses, and we'd play fun games like truth and dare out in the park.

  3. Mohammed Sultan Al-Jaber:

    Iran has so many things that Qatar needs. Qatar used to import a lot of materials from Iran like cement, ceramics and soil. It was halted.

  4. Lisa Niziolek:

    Lisa Niziolek explained. In addition to ceramics, the ship was also carrying elephant tusks, possibly for use in medicine or art. Sweet-smelling resin, which could have been used for incense or for caulking ships, was also found. Previous carbon dating of the tusks and resin had dated the wreck to between 700 and 750 years ago. However, improved carbon dating techniques tell a different story. PIRATE MYSTERY : DOES THIS 300-YEAR-OLD BONE BELONG TO' BLACK SAM' BELLAMY ? When we got the results back and learned that the resin and tusk samples were older than previously thought, we were excited, we had suspected that based on inscriptions on the ceramics and conversations with colleagues in China and Japan, and it was great to have all these different types of data coming together to support it.

  5. Josh Bongard:

    Most people think of robots as made of metals and ceramics but it's not so much what a robot is made from but what it does, which is act on its own on behalf of people, in that way it's a robot but it's also clearly an organism made from genetically unmodified frog cell.

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