1. adjective /səˈɹæmɪk/
made of material produced by the high temperature firing of inorganic, nonmetallic rocks and minerals.

A ceramic vase stood on the table.

2. noun /səˈɹæmɪk/
a) A hard brittle material that is produced through burning of nonmetallic minerals at high temperatures

Joan made the dish of ceramic.

b) An object made of this material

Joe had dozens of ceramics in his apartment.

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