• WordNet 3.6
    • adj ceramic of or relating to or made from a ceramic "a ceramic dish"
    • n ceramic an artifact made of hard brittle material produced from nonmetallic minerals by firing at high temperatures
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Ceramic Of or pertaining to pottery; relating to the art of making earthenware; as, ceramic products; ceramic ornaments for ceilings.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • ceramic Of or belonging to pottery or to the fictile arts; pertaining to the manufacture of porcelain, stoneware, earthenware, and terra-cotta: as, ceramic decoration.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Ceramic se-ram′ik pertaining to pottery.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. , fr. earthenware. Cf. Keramic
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. keramos, potter's earth.


In literature:

Its use in forming the glaze of ceramic products is also due to its low melting point.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
Could the Clythra, an exceptional ceramic artist, work without a base and without a guide?
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
Some bystander more observant than the rest noted the change and became the father of ceramics.
"A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1" by Georges Perrot
It would, of course, be impossible for me to attempt in detail a description of the other very numerous ceramic wares of Japan.
"The Empire of the East" by H. B. Montgomery
Each cabinet contained a collection of exquisite china or rare ceramics.
"Officer 666" by Barton W. Currie
First, a spot on the ceramic tile wall of the room became suddenly red, orange, white hot.
"The Foreign Hand Tie" by Gordon Randall Garrett
In art in clay in most countries the vessel is the leading idea, the center about which nearly the entire ceramic art is gathered.
"Ancient art of the province of Chiriqui, Colombia" by William Henry Holmes
Here, there was a neatly squared-off mosaic of ceramic tile; over there, on a little hillock of earth, squatted a colony of fat mushrooms.
"Anything You Can Do" by Gordon Randall Garrett
The only thing in sight was a heavy ceramic ash tray that the guard's fall had knocked to the floor.
"The Egyptian Cat Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
And in mixing ceramics.
"Geography and Plays" by Gertrude Stein
AMBOY'NA, AMBOINA, or APON, one of the Molucca Islands in the Indian Archipelago, close to the large island of Ceram; area, about 360 sq.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
BANDA ISLANDS, a group belonging to Holland, Indian Archipelago, south of Ceram, Great Banda, the largest, being 12 miles long by 2 broad.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3" by Various
For the ceramic art admirable material was at hand in the district north-west of the Acropolis.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7" by Various
He spent most of his life in working in ceramics, not with words.
"Literature in the Making" by Various
How long before his ivories would be replaced by ceramic choppers?
"Syndrome" by Thomas Hoover
Through the offices of Zen a second revolution in Japanese ceramics occurred.
"Zen Culture" by Thomas Hoover
For example, Zen ceramics are always intended to force us to experience them directly and without analysis.
"The Zen Experience" by Thomas Hoover
Madame de Pompadour considerably encouraged the ceramic art, and it arrived at the height of perfection.
"The Collector's Handbook to Keramics of the Renaissance and Modern Periods" by William Chaffers
It felt like it had been printed from some kind of ceramic/epoxy hybrid.
"Makers" by Cory Doctorow
In the industrial hall are rich stores of Oriental metal work, Limoges enamel, English and foreign glass and Japanese ceramics.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7" by Various

In news:

Kovel's Antiques: Joke ceramics a highly collectible oddity .
"Spaceman," ceramic by Emil Alzamora.
Recently reintroduced its LoPro(TM) and VISION(TM) lines of hydraulic presses with a focus on applications in the ceramic industry.
With renewed dexterity, Breanne paints a ceramic whistle she made in class.
Marys native Bill Parana , shown with his dog, Max, at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C. Works part-time at the estate and is a full-time plastic ceramic/injection mold technician for an industrial ceramics company.
Masterpieces Remastered' Ceramic works inspired by masterpieces from the paintings of Vermeer to the sculptures of Degas.
It took just one ceramics class at the UW to inspire this clay maven to cofound Pottery Northwest.
Thermographic Made of ceramic or similar materials phosphors that are doped, or activated, with rare-earth elements.
Instead of those porcelain or ceramic cheese platters , I find a large wooden cutting board works best and you probably already have one.
'Children of the Plumed Serpent: The Legacy of Quetzalcoatl in Ancient Mexico' at LACMA comprises 218 sculptures, ceramics, painted manuscripts, textiles, body ornaments and more.
Other features of the 3DX include exclusive concentric, solid-ceramic plungers .
Ceramics & Refractories/Insulation: Micro- Porous Castable Refractory for Molten Aluminum.
Artist Jean Lareuse's 1998 ceramic with portraits of Generals George Washington and Jean Baptiste Rochambeau, is at the foot of Princeton's Battle Monument.
2) Pull ceramic pot out of heater.
Whether it is sprayed, dipped or brushed on pottery, ceramic sculpture, or structural materials, the terms slip and engobe have been used interchangeably.

In science:

FIG. 10: (Color online) Temperature dependence of the polar phonon frequencies in the A ceramics.
Antiferrodistortive phase transition in EuTiO3
It supports our results in paragraph A that the A ceramics crystallizes in tetragonal structure already at 300 K.
Antiferrodistortive phase transition in EuTiO3
The B ceramics and single crystal exhibit a very similar IR reflectivity spectra, but different than the A ceramics (see Fig. 9).
Antiferrodistortive phase transition in EuTiO3
The morphotropic phase boundary (MPB) of PbZr1−xTixO3 (PZT) has been finally characterized on extremely homogeneous ceramic samples by high resolution x-ray measurements.
The monoclinic phase in PZT: new light on morphotropic phase boundaries
With this purpose such ceramics were prepared by the Penn.
The monoclinic phase in PZT: new light on morphotropic phase boundaries
Diffraction measurements of the effect of the electric field on ceramic samples have confirmed this model .
The monoclinic phase in PZT: new light on morphotropic phase boundaries
These measurements demonstrated the high quality of the ceramic samples, whose diffraction peaks in the cubic phase have full-widths at half-maximum of 0.02◦ for x= 0.48.
The monoclinic phase in PZT: new light on morphotropic phase boundaries
Diffraction experiments with poled ceramics as well as with PZT ceramics under electric field applied in-situ were carried out.
The monoclinic phase in PZT: new light on morphotropic phase boundaries
Jaffe, Piezoelectric Ceramics (Academic Press, London, 1971).
The monoclinic phase in PZT: new light on morphotropic phase boundaries
MIXED-MODE RF WINDOW The X-band RF windows developed before was designed to use only one mode, which was TE11. Any of them were designed to use over-sized window ceramic where electric field strength on the surface was relatively decreased compared to that of the rectangular waveguide.
High Power Testing Results of the X-Band Mixed-Mode RF Windows for Linear Colliders
Consequently it determined a diameter of the ceramic as TE11+TM11 for small size and TE11+TE12 for large.
High Power Testing Results of the X-Band Mixed-Mode RF Windows for Linear Colliders
The ladders are mounted in a half cylinder supported on ceramic spheres on the front side and by two screws on the rear.
The ZEUS Micro Vertex Detector
The electrodes are gold coated Mo, and are separated from the electrically grounded Mo housing by ceramic spacers.
Achieving geodetic motion for LISA test masses: ground testing result
The shaft assembly is grounded through the torsion fiber and isolated from the test mass by a ceramic spacer.
Achieving geodetic motion for LISA test masses: ground testing result
Magnetic force microscopy and scanning Hall probe microscopy are other useful members of this toolkit, whose main achievements rest on the impressive control of the displacements that can be done through the piezoelectric deformation of some ceramic materials.
Superconducting nanostructures fabricated with the STM