ceramics


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to ceramics: Polymers

ce·ram·ic

 (sə-răm′ĭk)
n.
1. Any of various hard, brittle, heat-resistant and corrosion-resistant materials made by shaping and then firing a nonmetallic mineral, such as clay, at a high temperature.
2.
a. An object, such as earthenware, porcelain, or tile, made of ceramic.
b. ceramics(used with a sing. verb) The art or technique of making objects of ceramic, especially from fired clay.

[From Greek keramikos, of pottery, from keramos, potter's clay; see ker- in Indo-European roots.]

ce·ram′ic adj.

ceramics

(sɪˈræmɪks)
n
(Ceramics) (functioning as singular) the art and techniques of producing articles of clay, porcelain, etc
ceramist, ceˈramicist n

ce•ram•ics

(səˈræm ɪks)

n.
1. (used with a sing. v.) the art or technology of making objects of clay and similar materials treated by firing.
2. (used with a pl. v.) articles of earthenware, porcelain, etc.
[1855–60]
ce•ram•ist (səˈræm ɪst, ˈsɛr ə mɪst) ce•ram•i•cist (səˈræm ə sɪst) n.

ceramics, keramics

1. the art and technology of making objects of clay and other materials treated by firing.
2. articles of earthenware, porcelain, etc. — ceramist, keramist, ceramicist, keramicist, n.
See also: Pottery

ceramics

1. Anything made of baked clay.
2. The potter’s art.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ceramics - the art of making and decorating potteryceramics - the art of making and decorating pottery
artistic creation, artistic production, art - the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"
ceramic - an artifact made of hard brittle material produced from nonmetallic minerals by firing at high temperatures
Translations
فَنُّ صِناعَةِ الخَزَف
hrnčířstvíkeramika
keramikkunst
kerámia
leirkerasmíîi, postulínsgerî
seramikçilik

ceramics

[sɪˈræmɪks] N (= art) → cerámica fsing; (= objects) → cerámicas fpl

ceramics

[sɪˈræmɪks] npl
(= objects) → céramique f
(= art) → céramique f

ceramics

n
sing (= art)Keramik f
pl (= articles)Keramik (→ en pl) f, → Keramikwaren pl

ceramic

(səˈrӕmik) adjective
(of the art) of pottery.
noun
something made of pottery. She sells ceramics, but they are very expensive.
ceˈramics noun singular
the art of pottery.
References in classic literature ?
Naturally my chief solicitude was about my collection of Ceramics.
He said that the whole Ceramic world would be informed that it was now in my possession and would make a note of it, with the price paid.
USPRwire, Mon Feb 01 2016] Medical Ceramics Market by Material (Bio-Inert Ceramics, Bio-Active Ceramics, Bio-Resorbable Ceramics, Piezo Ceramics), by Application (Dental Implants, Orthopedic Implants, Surgical Instruments, Diagnostic Instruments, Implantable Electronic Devices and Others), and by Region - Global Forecast to 2020
Further, key players of the market like H&R Johnson, Kajaria Ceramics, Asian Granito, Nitco and Somany ceramics have been profiled and the growth of the market has been projected taking into consideration various aspects like previous growth patterns, the current trends and the growth drivers and challenges.
Turkey, represented by the Turkish Ceramics Promotion Group, will be attending Cersaie 2012 -- the international exhibition of ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings, taking place at Bologna Fiere, Italy, from September 25-29.
UAE-based RAK Ceramics has once again been named the world's largest ceramic tile manufacturer by the Ceramic World Review, the leading international magazine devoted to ceramic tile and bathware production technologies.
Summary: DUBAI -- RAK Ceramics has announced that it has been named once again as the world's largest ceramic tile manufacturer by the Ceramic World Review, the best known and most widely circulated international magazine devoted to ceramic tile and bathware production technologies.
RAK Ceramics has announced that it has been officially recognised as the world's largest ceramic tile manufacturer by the Ceramic World Review, the best known and most widely circulated international magazine devoted to ceramic tile and sanitaryware production technologies.
Tokyo, Oct 30, 2008 - (ACN Newswire) - Kyocera Corporation (President: Makoto Kawamura) today announced the launch of its Fine Ceramics World Web site, a comprehensive introduction to the field of fine ceramics and the various roles these materials play in supporting the development of cutting-edge technology.
The main products of the four ceramic companies--PT Mulia Ceramics, PT KIA Ceramics, PT Roman Ceramic, PT Kobin (Kedaung Group), and PT Doultons Indonesia--are tableware.
International Technical Ceramics, PO Box 1726, Ponte Vedra, FL, 32004 tel: 904/285-0200 fax: 904/273-1616#
The American Ceramic Society had defined ceramics as inorganic, nonmetallic materials, which are typically crystalline in nature, and are compounds formed between metallic and nonmetallic elements such as aluminum & oxygen (alumina-[Al.