- Abbreviation of ceramic-metal. A mixture of ceramic and metallic components to obtain a material which combines properties of both. For example, an electric element may combine the dielectric characteristics of a ceramic such as porcelain, with the conductive qualities of a metal such as chromium. Used, for instance, in film resistors. Its acronyms are ceramal, ceramet, and cermet. Also called metal-ceramic.
- synonym ceramic-metal
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