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n. - The unit of measurement for the proportion of gold in an alloy; A unit of weight for precious stones = 200 mg.

Usage examples (34)
  • The first of these is referred to as the carat, which is a measurement of the weight.
  • A carat is 1/5 of a gram and about the size of a pink pearl eraser on a number-two pencil.
  • A carat is a measure of weight of precious stones.
  • • A carat is the standard unit of weight for diamonds. for more
Tutoring comment
  • 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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