What is ceramic?

  • (noun): An artifact made of hard brittle material produced from nonmetallic minerals by firing at high temperatures.
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A ceramic is an inorganic, nonmetallic solid prepared by the action of heat and subsequent cooling. Ceramic materials may have a crystalline or partly crystalline structure, or may be amorphous (e.g., a glass). Because most common ceramics are crystalline, the definition of ceramic is often restricted to inorganic crystalline materials, as opposed to the noncrystalline glasses.

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Milford Lake - Inhabitants - Before 1800
... Indians (Hunter/Gatherers) 0 – 6,000 BC Early Ceramic (Plains Woodland) Farmed native plants. 0 – 1000 AD Middle Ceramic (Village farmers) Beans, corn, squash introduced. 1000–1500 AD Late Ceramic (Kaw arrived) late 18th century and early 19th century, and the horse was introduced by the Spanish ...
Shiwan Ware
... Area ceramic production experienced a long history by the late Ming period 16th century when ceramic artisans from perhaps Dehua and Jingdezhen relocated to the ... be variously mixed to provide a variety of textures and desired ceramic outcomes ...
Ceramic, North Carolina
... Ceramic is a ghost town in Stokes County, North Carolina, United States approximately ten miles southeast of the county seat of Danbury, near Belews Lake ... Ceramic as a community ceased to exist at least 6 decades ago ... The community was started by a ceramic pipe and drain tile manufacturing company, presently the "Pine Hall" brick company ...
Ceramic Molding
... The ceramic molding process is an easy production method which guarantees the precision required, and also gives a good surface finish, using a high temperature method to ... The patterns that ceramic mold uses are plaster, plastic, wood, metal, rubber, etc ...
Seokbong Ceramic Museum
... The Seokbong Ceramic Museum is a ceramics museum in Seoul, South Korea ... Its walls are decorated with ceramic paintings ... The museum displays various ceramic artworks, including a painting of the Baekdu Mountain, one of Korea's largest mountains ...

More definitions of "ceramic":

  • (adj): Of or relating to or made from a ceramic.
    Example: "A ceramic dish"

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