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English noun: carat

1. carat (quantity) a unit of weight for precious stones = 200 mg

Broader (hypernym)metric weight unit, weight unit

Part holonymdecigram, dg

Part meronymg, gm, gram, gramme

2. carat (quantity) the unit of measurement for the proportion of gold in an alloy; 18-karat gold is 75% gold; 24-karat gold is pure gold

Synonymskarat, kt

Broader (hypernym)unit, unit of measurement

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