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Definition of porcelain noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



, NAmE//ˈpɔrsələn//
[uncountable, countable]
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a hard, white, shiny substance made by baking clay and used for making delicate cups, plates, and decorative objects; objects that are made of this a porcelain figure a collection of oriental porcelain The design is copied from Japanese porcelains of the fourteenth century.
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