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Dictionary Definition

Karat n : the unit of measurement for the proportion of gold in an alloy; 18-karat gold is 75% gold; 24-karat gold is pure gold [syn: carat]

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English

Etymology

From Middle English, from the Middle French carat, from the Medieval Latin carratus

Noun

karat (U.S.) also: carat
  1. a unit of fineness or concentration equalling 1/24 parts gold in an alloy

Homophones

Finnish

Noun

karat
  1. Plural of kara

Indonesian

Noun

karat

Polish

Noun

  1. carat (unit of weight for precious stones and pearls)
  2. karat, carat (measure of the purity of gold)

Declension

Extensive Definition

Carat or karat may refer to:
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See also

karat in Bulgarian: Карат
karat in Danish: Karat
karat in German: Karat (Begriffsklärung)
karat in Hebrew: קרט
karat in Mongolian: Карат (салаа утга)
karat in Norwegian: Karat
karat in Polish: Karat
karat in Portuguese: Quilate
karat in Slovak: Karát
karat in Thai: กะรัต (แก้ความกำกวม)
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