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carat

noun [C]     /ˈkær.ət/ US  /ˈker-/
a unit for measuring the weight of jewels (= precious stones)Measurements of weight and mass UK (US karat) a unit for measuring how pure gold is: 24-carat gold is the purest.Measurements of weight and mass
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