noun. ['ˈkɛrət'] the unit of measurement for the proportion of gold in an alloy; 18-karat gold is 75% gold; 24-karat gold is pure gold.
- unit of measurement
Words that Rhyme with Karat
Example sentences of the word karat
1. Noun, singular or mass
If the colors are similar, then this is an indication of the grade or karat of the gold.
2. Noun, plural
Material with less than 10 karat gold is not considered to be gold in the United States.
For gold jewelry, you can look at the jewelry to see if it is marked by karat purity.