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Date: 1800-1900
Language: Greek
Origin: keramikos, from keramos '(clay used for making) pots'

ceramics

noun
     
ce‧ram‧ics
1 [uncountable]AV the art of making pots, bowls, tiles etc, by shaping pieces of clay and baking them until they are hard
2 [plural]TIP things that are made this way:
an exhibition of ceramics
ceramic adjective:
ceramic tiles

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