Meaning of CERAMIC in English


I. sə̇ˈramik, -mēk adjective

Etymology: Greek keramikos, from keramos potter's clay, pottery

1. : of or relating to the art of fashioning clay into useful or ornamental objects and hardening them by firing at high temperatures


a. : of or relating to the manufacture of any product (as earthenware, porcelain, tile, brick, glass, vitreous enamels, cement, plaster refractories) made essentially from a nonmetallic mineral by firing at high temperatures — in Brit. use not usually extended to include glassmaking

b. : of, relating to, or consisting of such a product

II. noun

( -s )

Etymology: probably from French céramique, from céramique ceramic, from Greek keramikos

1. ceramics plural but usually singular in construction

a. : the art or process of making useful or ornamental articles from clay by shaping and then firing at high temperatures

b. : the industry concerned with making any ceramic product : the technology of ceramic manufacturing and processing

2. : a product of ceramic art or manufacture

3. : azurite blue

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.