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

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.
ce•ram•ist (səˈræm ɪst, ˈsɛr ə mɪst) ce•ram•i•cist (səˈræm ə sɪst) n.
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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
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1. Anything made of baked clay.
2. The potter’s art.
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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
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فَنُّ صِناعَةِ الخَزَف
leirkerasmíîi, postulínsgerî


[sɪˈræmɪks] N (= art) → cerámica fsing; (= objects) → cerámicas fpl
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[sɪˈræmɪks] npl
(= objects) → céramique f
(= art) → céramique f
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sing (= art)Keramik f
pl (= articles)Keramik (→ en pl) f, → Keramikwaren pl
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(səˈrӕmik) adjective
(of the art) of pottery.
something made of pottery. She sells ceramics, but they are very expensive.
ceˈramics noun singular
the art of pottery.
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