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CARAT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does carat mean? 

CARAT (noun)
  The noun CARAT has 2 senses:

1. a unit of weight for precious stones = 200 mg
2. the unit of measurement for the proportion of gold in an alloy; 18-karat gold is 75% gold; 24-karat gold is pure gold

  Familiarity information: CARAT used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CARAT (noun)


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Meaning:

A unit of weight for precious stones = 200 mg

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Hypernyms ("carat" is a kind of...):

metric weight unit; weight unit (a decimal unit of weight based on the gram)

Meronyms (parts of "carat"):

decigram; dg (1/10 gram)

Holonyms ("carat" is a part of...):

g; gm; gram; gramme (a metric unit of weight equal to one thousandth of a kilogram)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

karat; kt; carat

Hypernyms ("carat" is a kind of...):

unit; unit of measurement (any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange)


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