Definition of Carat

1. Noun. A unit of weight for precious stones = 200 mg.

Generic synonyms: Metric Weight Unit, Weight Unit
Terms within: Decigram, Dg
Group relationships: G, Gm, Gram, Gramme



2. 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: Karat, Kt
Generic synonyms: Unit, Unit Of Measurement

Definition of Carat

1. n. The weight by which precious stones and pearls are weighed.

Definition of Carat

1. Noun. A unit of weight for precious stones and pearls, equivalent to 200 milligrams. ¹

2. Noun. Formerly, any of several units of weight, varying from 189 to 212 mg, the weight of a carob seed. ¹

3. Noun. A measure of the purity of gold, pure gold being 24 carats. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Carat

1. a unit of weight for gems [n -S]

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Literary usage of Carat

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1. Practical Dental Metallurgy: A Text and Reference Book for Students and by Joseph Dupuy Hodgen, Guy Stillman Millberry (1918)
"Change 18 pennyweights of 16-carat gold to 18 carat by adding 22-carat gold. Ans. Add 9 pennyweights of 22-carat gold. 7. Change 3 pennyweights of 18-carat ..."

2. The Metric Fallacy: An Investigation of the Claims Made for the Metric by Frederick Arthur Halsey, Samuel Sherman Dale (1920)
"F. Kunz, President of the American Metric Association, of a new carat for weighing gem stones which is claimed to be metric because its value is 200 ..."

3. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1886)
"The tourmalines include a dark-red gem (rubellite) of six car •weight, and good color ; two light-red ones of one half carat each, an fine dark-blue one ..."

4. The Mineral Industry (1914)
"THE NEW INTERNATIONAL DIAMOND carat OF 200 MILLIGRAMS » BY GEORGE FREDERICK KUNZ ... The carat has heretofore varied in weight in the different countries, ..."

5. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1914)
"He also called attention to the fact that while this would depreciate the present diamond carat or pearl grain only about 2.5 per cent., it would abolish ..."

6. Moral tales for young people by Maria Edgeworth (1806)
"The want of sensibility, which Charles showed when his aunt was parting with her jewels to Mr. carat, would have infallibly ruined him in the opinion of ..."

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