Simple Definition of karat
: a unit for measuring how pure a piece of gold is
Full Definition of karat
: a unit of fineness for gold equal to 1⁄24 part of pure gold in an alloy
Examples of karat
She was wearing an 18 karat gold bracelet.
Pure gold is 24 karats.
Variants of karat
Origin of karat
Middle English carrat — more at carat
First Known Use: 15th century
KARAT Defined for Kids
Definition of karat
: a unit of fineness for gold <14-karat gold>
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