Polymer vs. Ceramic

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Main Difference

The main difference between Polymer and Ceramic is that the Polymer is a chemical compound with repeating structural units and Ceramic is a inorganic, nonmetallic solid prepared by the action of heat

  • Polymer (noun)

    A long or larger chemically bonding together many identical or similar small molecules called monomers. A polymer is formed by polymerization, the joining of many monomer molecules.

  • Polymer (noun)

    A material consisting of such polymer molecules.

  • Ceramic (adjective)

    Made of material produced by the high-temperature firing of inorganic, nonmetallic rocks and minerals.

    "A ceramic vase stood on the table."

  • Ceramic (noun)

    A hard, brittle, inorganic, nonmetallic material.

    "Joan made the dish from ceramic."

  • Ceramic (noun)

    An object made of this material

    "Joe had dozens of ceramics in his apartment."

Oxford Dictionary
  • Polymer (noun)

    Any one of two or more substances related to each other by polymerism; specifically, a substance produced from another substance by chemical polymerization.

  • Ceramic (adjective)

    Of or pertaining to pottery; relating to the art of making earthenware; as, ceramic products; ceramic ornaments for ceilings.

Webster Dictionary
  • Polymer (noun)

    a naturally occurring or synthetic compound consisting of large molecules made up of a linked series of repeated simple monomers

  • Ceramic (noun)

    an artifact made of hard brittle material produced from nonmetallic minerals by firing at high temperatures

  • Ceramic (adjective)

    of or relating to or made from a ceramic;

    "a ceramic dish"

Princeton's WordNet

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