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noun 
  1. (uncountable) A hard brittle material that is produced through burning of nonmetallic minerals at high temperatures
Joan made the dish of .
  1. (countable) An object made of this material
Joe had dozens of ceramics in his apartment.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: keramiek
  • German: Keramik
  • French: céramique
  • Italian: ceramica
    (trans-mid)
  • Spanish: ceramica
adjective 
  1. made of material produced by the high temperature firing of inorganic, nonmetallic rocks and minerals.
A ceramic vase stood on the table.
Translations: 
  • Italian: ceramico
    (trans-bottom)
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.


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