I. adjective Etymology: Greek keramikos, from keramos potter's clay, pottery Date: 1850 of or relating to the manufacture of any product (as earthenware, porcelain, or brick) made essentially from a nonmetallic mineral (as clay) by firing at a high temperature; also of or relating to such a product II. noun Date: 1859 1. plural but singular in construction the art or process of making ceramic articles 2. a product of ceramic manufacture

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