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English definition of “carat”

carat

noun [C]     /ˈkærət/ MEASURES
a unit of weight equal to 200 milligrams , used for measuring the weight of precious stones : a 10-carat diamond ring
(also karat) a unit used for measuring how pure gold is: an 18-carat gold bracelet
(Definition of carat noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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