Definitions for "Ceramic"
Of or pertaining to pottery; relating to the art of making earthenware; as, ceramic products; ceramic ornaments for ceilings.
A hard, chemically inert seal face material that includes products refereed to as silicone carbide.
A form of clay finished by firing it at a high temperature.
Most often used in the oven as a casserole or baking dish. Ceramic is actually an insulator so ceramic cookware does not react quickly to heat and, like cast iron, it is a good choice for cooking slowly at a constant temperature. The upside is that it is lighter than cast iron. The downside is that it is fragile - not as durable. A glazed ceramic casserole can look very much like an enameled cast iron one but the differences in weight, durability and cost are significant.
of or relating to or made from a ceramic; "a ceramic dish"
is used to make very tight filters whose absolute filtration rating is too tight to allow the passage of bacteria and pathogens like cryptosporidium or giardia. Ceramic cartridges "purify" water by straining out pathogens, but they have no effect on chemicals or heavy metals.
Ceramic plunger have a coating around the plunger giving it more rigidity. Non ceramic plungers have a shorter life and retain more heat causing premature failure.
Advanced technology that allows the use of space-age ceramics to increase the abrasion resistance of the wear layer.