from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. 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.
- n. An object, such as earthenware, porcelain, or tile, made of ceramic.
- n. The art or technique of making objects of ceramic, especially from fired clay.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. made of material produced by the high temperature firing of inorganic, nonmetallic rocks and minerals.
- n. A hard brittle material that is produced through burning of nonmetallic minerals at high temperatures
- n. An object made of this material
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to pottery; relating to the art of making earthenware.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or belonging to pottery or to the fictile arts; pertaining to the manufacture of porcelain, stoneware, earthenware, and terra-cotta: as, ceramic decoration.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an artifact made of hard brittle material produced from nonmetallic minerals by firing at high temperatures
- adj. of or relating to or made from a ceramic
Until fairly recently, these materials were made from naturally occurring mineral aggregates: the word ceramic comes from the Greek for “potter’s clay.”
This is a micro thin ceramic coating that prevents a high percentage of carbon and bullet metal from adherring to your bore.
A few minutes later, EMB was bringing two new drinks - in ceramic mugs - to our table.
This spirit native to India boasts a 90% alcohol content and is made by fermenting the mash of sugar cane pulp in ceramic containers.
Now available in ceramic, the mug has gone from an on-the-street treat to an at-home companion.
Working in ceramic, Irene Aguilar Alcantara depicts the itinerant fruit vendors seen everyday in Mexican towns.
He says this is possible because certain ceramic styles appeared within a specific time period.
The ceramic is called Grancrete, which, when sprayed onto a rudimentary Styrofoam frame, dries to form a lightweight but durable surface.
If we did it in ceramic tile, it would probably be $4500-$5000.
Put in ceramic bowl, cover surface with parchment, and put in fridge overnight.