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From Ancient Greek κεραμικός (keramikós, potter's), from κέραμος (kéramos, potter's clay), perhaps from a pre-Hellenic word.

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ceramic (not comparable)

  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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ceramic (countable and uncountable, plural ceramics)

  1. (uncountable) A hard, brittle, inorganic, nonmetallic material.
    Joan made the dish from ceramic.
  2. (countable) An object made of this material
    Joe had dozens of ceramics in his apartment.

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

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