Ceramics Ce*ram"ics, n. [See {Ceramic}.] 1. The art of making things of baked clay; as pottery, tiles, etc. [1913 Webster]

2. pl. Work formed of clay in whole or in part, and baked; as, vases, urns, etc. --Knight. [1913 Webster]

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