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car·at

 (kăr′ət)
n. Abbr. c or car.
1. A unit of weight for precious stones, equal to 200 milligrams.
2. Variant of karat.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin quarātus, from Arabic qīrāṭ, a measure of weight, from Greek kerātion, carob pod, a measure of weight (originally defined in reference to a dried carob seed), from diminutive of keras, kerāt-, horn (from the pod's shape ); see ker- in Indo-European roots.]

carat

(ˈkærət)
n
1. (Units) a measure of the weight of precious stones, esp diamonds. It was formerly defined as 3.17 grains, but the international carat is now standardized as 0.20 grams
2. (Units) Usual US spelling: karat a measure of the proportion of gold in an alloy, expressed as the number of parts of gold in 24 parts of the alloy
[C16: from Old French, from Medieval Latin carratus, from Arabic qīrāt weight of four grains, carat, from Greek keration a little horn, from keras horn]

car•at

(ˈkær ət)

n.
1. a unit of weight in gemstones, 200 milligrams (about 3 grains of troy or avoirdupois weight). Abbr.: c., ct.
2. karat.
[1545–55; < Medieval Latin carratus (used by alchemists) < Arabic qīrāṭ weight of 4 grains < Greek kerátion carob bean, weight of 3? grains, literally, little horn]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carat - a unit of weight for precious stones = 200 mg
metric weight unit, weight unit - a decimal unit of weight based on the gram
decigram, dg - 1/10 gram
g, gm, gram, gramme - a metric unit of weight equal to one thousandth of a kilogram
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
unit, unit of measurement - any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange; "the dollar is the United States unit of currency"; "a unit of wheat is a bushel"; "change per unit volume"
Translations
قِيراطقيراطُ ذَهَبوَزْنُ الأحْجار الكَريمَه
karát
karat
karaatti
karat
karát
karat
カラット
캐럿
karatas
karāts
karát
karat
กะรัต
kara

carat

[ˈkærət] Nquilate m
24-carat goldoro m de 24 quilates

carat

[ˈkærət]
ncarat m
adj
l8 carat gold → or m à l8 carats

carat

nKarat nt; nine carat goldneunkarätiges Gold

carat

[ˈkærət] ncarato
18 carat gold → oro a 18 carati

carat

(ˈkӕrət) noun
1. a measure of weight for precious stones.
2. a unit for stating the purity of gold. an eighteen-carat gold ring.

carat

قِيراط karát karat Karat καράτι quilate karaatti carat karat carato カラット 캐럿 karaat karat karat quilate карат karat กะรัต kırat kara 克拉

carat

n quilate m; 14 — gold oro de 14 quilates
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