A hard, white, translucent ceramic or earthenware, made by firing pure clay and then glazing it with variously coloured fusible materials. Also referred to as china.
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Porcelain is a white, translucent ceramic made of clay that is fired at much higher temperature and can be glazed for a shiny effect or left unglazed. Once the porcelain has been made it can later be decorated by adding colours and designs to it. Porcelain is used in dolls, dishes and pottery.Found on http://www.designbuild-network.com/glossary/porcelain.html
• (n.) Purslain. • (n.) A fine translucent or semitransculent kind of earthenware, made first in China and Japan, but now also in Europe and America; -- called also China, or China ware.Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/porcelain/
<botany> Purslain. ... A fine translucent or semitransculent kind of earthenware, made first in China and Japan, but now also in Europe and America; called also China, or China ware. 'Porcelain, by being pure, is apt to break.' (Dryden) Ivory porcelain, porcelain with a surface like ivory, produced by depolishing. See Depolishing. Porcelain c...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
ceramic ware made of a more or less translucent ceramicFound on https://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20974
[ French porcelaine
, Italian porcellana
, orig., the porcelain shell, or Venus shell ( Cypræa porcellana
), from a dim. from Latin porcus
pig, probably from the resemblance of the shell in shaFound on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/P/129
Por'ce·lain noun (Botany)
Purslain. [ Obsolete]Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/P/129
A ceramic glass that fuses at high temperatures. This is used in crowns, bridges and veneers to mimic enamel.
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A ceramic ware fired to the highest temperature ranges and often used for dinnerware, vases, and smaller sculpture.Found on http://www.modernsculpture.com/glossary.htm
A ceramic ware that consists of kalin, quartz and feldspar, and is white. Fired at high temperatures on steel to make the surface of bathtubs and kitchen sinks.
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A hard, dense and, generally, white ceramic substance, impermeable and usually glazed.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21299
a tooth-colored sand like material; much like enamel in appearance.
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A white ceramic ware that consists of kalin, quartz and feldspar. It is fired at high temperature on steel to make the surface of some bathtubs, kitchen sinks and bathroom lavatories.Found on http://www.tjader.com/glossary.html
An incorrect but common term applied to dials which are actually enamel.
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Ceramic, tooth-colored material that fuses at high temperatures to form a hard, enamel-like substance.Found on http://www.39harleystreet.co.uk/glossary.htm
Hard, transparent, nonporous white clay, fired at a very high temperature used for decorative tiles and fine tableware.Found on http://sitescorcher.com/spoorstone/glossary.html
Made from china clay, a clay consisting mainly of kaolinite. Found on http://www.diracdelta.co.uk/science/source/p/o/porcelain/source.html
porcelain [Ital. porcellana], white, hard, permanent, nonporous pottery having translucence which is resonant when struck. Porcelain was first made by the Chinese to withstand the great heat generated in certain parts of their kilns. The two natural substances used were kaolin, also known as china c...Found on http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/ent/A0839730.html
Translucent ceramic material with a shining finish, see pottery and porcelain
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Translucent ceramic material with a shining finish, see pottery and porcelainFound on http://www.talktalk.co.uk/reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0021525.html
Type: Term Pronunciation: pōr′sĕ-lin Definitions: 1. A powder composed of a clay, silica, and a flux that, when mixed with water, forms a paste that is molded to form artificial teeth, inlays, jacket crowns, and dentures. When heated, the materials fuse to form a ceramic.Found on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=71185
vitrified pottery with a white, fine-grained body that is usually translucent, as distinguished from earthenware, which is porous, opaque, and ... [18 related articles]Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/p/95
- ceramic ware made of a more or less translucent ceramicFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=porcelain
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