From Ancient Greek κεραμικός (keramikos, “potter's”), from κέραμος (keramos, “potter's clay”), perhaps from a pre-Hellenic word.
ceramic (not comparable)
- made of material produced by the high temperature firing of inorganic, nonmetallic rocks and minerals.
- A ceramic vase stood on the table.
of or pertaining to ceramic as material
- (uncountable) A hard brittle material that is produced through burning of nonmetallic minerals at high temperatures
- Joan made the dish of ceramic.
- (countable) An object made of this material
- Joe had dozens of ceramics in his apartment.
- Krueger, Dennis (December 1982). "Why On Earth Do They Call It Throwing?" Studio Potter Vol. 11, Number 1.
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