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karat

noun kar·at \ˈker-ət, ˈka-rət\

Simple Definition of karat

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of karat

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

Examples of karat in a sentence

  1. She was wearing an 18 karat gold bracelet.

  2. Pure gold is 24 karats.



Variants of karat

or

carat

\ˈker-ət, ˈka-rət\

Origin and Etymology 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 Students

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




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