• IPA: /ˈkæɹ.ət/
  • (weak vowel merger) homophones en

carat (plural carats)

  1. A unit of weight for precious stones and pearls, equivalent to 200 milligrams.
  2. (historical) Any of several units of weight, varying from 189 to 212 mg, the weight of a carob seed.
  3. A measure of the purity of gold, pure gold being 24 carats.
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