karat

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noun kar·at \ˈker-ət, ˈka-rət\
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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.

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Origin and Etymology of karat

Middle English carrat — more at carat


KARAT Defined for English Language Learners

karat

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Definition of karat for English Language Learners

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


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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