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carat

noun

1 carat

A unit of weight for precious stones = 200 mg.

Roget 550: indication; symbolism, symbolization; semiology, semiotics, semeiology, semeiotics; Zeitgeist.    [means of recognition: property] characteristic, diagnostic; lineament, feature, ... show more

Roget 319: gravity, gravitation; weight; heaviness etc. adj.; specific gravity; pondorosity, pressure, load; burden, burthen; ballast, counterpoise; ... show more

Dutch: karaat
Polish: ct, karat, karat metryczny



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, kt.

Dutch: karaat, karaats
Polish: ct, karat


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