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Carat

Car´at   Pronunciation: kăr´ăt
n.1.The weight by which precious stones and pearls are weighed.
2.A twenty-fourth part; - a term used in estimating the proportionate fineness of gold.
Noun1.carat - a unit of weight for precious stones = 200 mg
2.carat - the unit of measurement for the proportion of gold in an alloy; 18-karat gold is 75% gold; 24-karat gold is pure gold
Synonyms: Karat

CARAT, weights. A carat is a weight equal to three and one-sixth grains, in diamonds, and the like. Jac. L. Dict. See Weight.

decigram, dg, g, gm, gram, gramme, metric weight unit, weight unit
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