Definition of Karat

1. Noun. The unit of measurement for the proportion of gold in an alloy; 18-karat gold is 75% gold; 24-karat gold is pure gold.

Exact synonyms: Carat, Kt
Generic synonyms: Unit, Unit Of Measurement



Definition of Karat

1. Noun. (American English) A unit of fineness or concentration of gold equalling 1/24 part of gold in an alloy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Karat

1. a unit of quality for gold [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Karat

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Literary usage of Karat

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Meyers Grosses Konversations-Lexikon by Hermann Julius Meyer (1903)
"Steine Don 100 Karat finb in ... Karat unb ift ala »Stern besi ... blauen diamanten Don 44'/4 Karat ..."

2. Useful Information for Practical Men Compiled for E. I. Du Pont de Nemours by E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (1908)
"22 karat gold is worth 18.94 per troy ounce. 20 karat gold is worth 17.22 ... 10 karat gold is worth 8.61 per troy ounce. 43 ounces troy of standard gold ..."

3. Hall Marks on Gold and Silver Plate by William Chaffers (1905)
"In computing the standard of gold, it will be observed that the word karat is employed. This term is used by refiners, whereby they certify a certain ..."

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