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"carat" in British English

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caratnoun [C]

uk   /ˈkær.ət/  us   /ˈker-/ (written abbreviation ct.)
a ​unit for ​measuring the ​weight of jewels (= ​preciousstones) UK (US karat) a ​unit for ​measuring how ​puregold is: 24-carat ​gold is the ​purest.
(Definition of carat from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"carat" in American English

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caratnoun [C]

 us   /ˈkær·ət/
a ​unit for ​measuring the ​weight of ​jewels: The ​diamonds had a ​combinedweight of 5.87 carats.
(Definition of carat from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"carat" in Business English

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caratnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈkærət/ MEASURES
a ​unit of ​weightequal 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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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