Definition of karat
: a unit of fineness for gold equal to 1⁄24 part of pure gold in an alloy
Examples of karat in a Sentence
She was wearing an 18 karat gold bracelet.
Pure gold is 24 karats.
Recent Examples of karat from the Web
Elaborate murals still grace the walls of the 10 luxury suites, the pool is lined with 24 karat gold, and the rooftop is adorned with an entertaining space.
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KARAT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of karat for English Language Learners
: a unit for measuring how pure a piece of gold is
KARAT Defined for Kids
Definition of karat for Students
: a unit of fineness for gold 14-karat gold
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