ceramic meaning

[ si'ræmik ] Pronunciation:   "ceramic" in a sentence
  • Adjective: ceramic  su'ramik
    1. Of or relating to or made from a ceramic
      "a ceramic dish"
    Noun: ceramic  su'ramik
    1. An artifact made of hard brittle material produced from nonmetallic minerals by firing at high temperatures

    Derived forms: ceramics

    See also: ceramics

    Type of: instrumentality, instrumentation

    Encyclopedia: Ceramic Ceramic, North Carolina

  • [Architecture]

    Any of a class of products, made of clay or a similar material, which are subjected to a high temperature during manufacture or use, as porcelain, stoneware, or terra-cotta; typically a ceramic is a metallic oxide, boride, carbide, or nitride, or a mixture or compound of such materials; hard, brittle, and an electrical insulator.

  • [Medicine]
    Products made by baking or firing nonmetallic minerals (clay and similar materials). In making dental restorations or parts of restorations the material is fused porcelain. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms,4th ed & Boucher's Clinical Dental Terminology,4th ed)


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  1. the first utilizes a blend of finely ground ceramic powders.
  2. common ceramic elements are barium titanate and lead zirconate-titanate.
  3. various ceramic materials have been suggested as supports for reforming catalyst.
  4. ceramic elements are made by pressing and sintering finely powdered materials.
  5. ceramic elements are made by pressing and sintering finely powdered materials.

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