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karat

noun kar·at \ˈker-ət, ˈka-rət\

: a unit for measuring how pure a piece of gold is

Full Definition of KARAT

:  a unit of fineness for gold equal to 124 part of pure gold in an alloy

Variants of KARAT

kar·at or car·at \ˈker-ət, ˈka-rət\
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Examples of KARAT

  1. She was wearing an 18 karat gold bracelet.
  2. Pure gold is 24 karats.

Origin of KARAT

Middle English carrat — more at carat
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with KARAT

KARAT Defined for Kids

karat

noun kar·at \ˈker-ət\

Definition of KARAT for Kids

:  a unit of fineness for gold <14-karat gold>

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