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carat

Noun

1 a unit of weight for precious stones = 200 mg
2 the unit of measurement for the proportion of gold in an alloy; 18-karat gold is 75% gold; 24-karat gold is pure gold [syn: Karat]

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Noun

  1. A unit of weight for precious stones and pearls, equivalent to 200 milligrams.
  2. A measure of the purity of gold, pure gold being 24 carats.

Translations

weight
  • Finnish: karaatti
  • French: carat
  • German: Karat
  • Hebrew: קראט (qarat')
  • Italian: carato
  • Maltese: karat
  • Polish: karat
purity of gold
  • French: carat
  • German: Karat
  • Hebrew: קראט (qarat')
  • Italian: carato
  • Maltese: karat
  • Polish: karat

Extensive Definition

Carat or karat may refer to:
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See also

carat in Bulgarian: Карат
carat in Danish: Karat
carat in German: Karat (Begriffsklärung)
carat in Hebrew: קרט
carat in Mongolian: Карат (салаа утга)
carat in Norwegian: Karat
carat in Polish: Karat
carat in Portuguese: Quilate
carat in Slovak: Karát
carat in Thai: กะรัต (แก้ความกำกวม)
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