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Etymology

Ceramic was borrowed from the French word, ceramique in the 19th century. This derives from the Greek word keram(os), which means potter's clay.

Pronunciation

Adjective

ceramic (not comparable)

Positive
ceramic

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  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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Noun

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Singular
ceramic

Plural
s

ceramic (s)
  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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References

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

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