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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A measure of quality of gold equaling one 24th part pure gold.

Usage examples (36)
  • She admired her new 14 karat gold tooth.
  • Whenever gold is purchased, sold, or even discussed, the term karat weight seems to tag along with it.
  • A karat is a measure of the portion of pure gold in an alloy.
  • Also, that dental gold is more than 15-karat, which is, sadly, better quality than most of the jewelry I own. for more
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  • A "carat" or "karat" is a unit of weight for precious stones, a "caret" is an editing mark that indicates the place for an insert, while a "carrot" is a root vegetable.
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