/seuh ram"iks/, n.
1. (used with a sing. v.) the art or technology of making objects of clay and similar materials treated by firing.
2. (used with a pl. v.) articles of earthenware, porcelain, etc.
[1855-60; see CERAMIC, -ICS]

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Traditionally, objects created from such naturally occurring raw materials as clay minerals and quartz sand, by shaping the material and then hardening it by firing at high temperatures to make the object stronger, harder, and less permeable to fluids.

The principal ceramic products are containers, tableware, bricks, and tiles. See also earthenware, porcelain, pottery, stoneware, terra-cotta.

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