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kt. (unit of measurement)

Definition:

the unit of measurement for the proportion of gold in an alloy; 18-karat gold is 75% gold; 24-karat gold is pure gold

Class:

quantity noun (quantities and units of measure)

Plural:

kt.*
(* kt. may be used in a singular or plural context)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

carat | karat | k [acronym] | kt [abbreviation]

Etymology:

from Old French, from Medieval Latin carratus, from Arabic qīrāt weight of four...
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

All senses of kt....

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

karat [United States, Canadian]

a measure of the proportion of gold in an alloy, expressed as the number of parts of gold in 24 parts of the alloy : carat (26 of 339 words, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/karat

Wikipedia:

Carat [disambiguation] | karat | karet | karot
(Coordinates: 33.600°N 73.600°E)

may refer to: In the gem business: Carat (mass), a unit of mass for gemstones, equal to 0.2 gram | Carat (purity) or karat, a unit of purity for gold | In Judaism: Kareth or Karet, a biblical punishment decreed by Heaven (from the Hebrew verb karat "to... (46 of 301 words, 22 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Carat

Britannica Encyclopedia:

karat [gold measurement] | Carat

a measure of the fineness of gold. It's spelled carat outside the United States but should not be confused with the unit used to measure the weight of ... (28 of 190 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/312173​/karat

Merriam-Webster:

karat | carat

a unit of fineness for gold equal to ; 124 ; part of pure gold in an alloy (18 of 67 words, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/karat

Oxford Dictionary:

karat | carat [British]

Syllabification: (kar·at) | a measure of the purity of gold, pure gold being 24 karats (14 of 44 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/karat

American Heritage Dictionary:

karat | k [abbreviation]

A unit of measure for the fineness of gold, equal to 1/24 part. Pure gold is 24 karat; gold that is 50 percent pure is 12 karat. (27 of 40 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/karat

Macmillan British Dictionary:

karat

the American English spelling of carat when used for measuring how pure gold is (14 of 37 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/karat

Cambridge Dictionary:

carat | karat

a unit for measuring the weight of jewels (precious stones) | [British] ([United States] "karat") a unit for measuring how pure gold is (22 of 33 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/carat

Wiktionary:

karat [United States] | karats [plural] | carat [British]

A unit of fineness or concentration of gold equalling 1/24 part of gold in an alloy. (16 of 29 words, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/karat

Random House Dictionary:

karat | carat | k. [abbreviation] | kt. [abbreviation]

a unit for measuring the fineness of gold, pure gold being 24 karats fine. (14 of 23 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/karat

New World Dictionary:

karat

one 24th part: a measure of the relative amount of pure gold combined with an alloy (16 of 22 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/karat

Encarta Dictionary:

karat | karats [plural]

a unit of proportion of gold in an alloy equal to 1/24 part of pure gold (16 of 32 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861623678​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

karat [United States, Canadian]

First use: 16th century

Origin: from Old French, from Medieval Latin carratus, from Arabic qīrāt weight of four grains, carat, from Greek keration a little horn, from keras horn

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/karat

Wiktionary:

karat [United States] | karats [plural] | carat [British]

Origin: Middle English, from Middle French carat, from Medieval Latin carratus.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/karat

Merriam-Webster:

karat | carat

First use: 15th century

Origin: Middle English carrat

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/karat

American Heritage Dictionary:

karat

Origin: Variant of "carat".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/karat

carat

Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin quarātus, from Arabic qīrāṭ, weight of four grains, from Greek ... (18 of 33 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/carat

New World Dictionary:

karat

Origin: variant of "carat"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/karat

carat

Origin: French from Italian carato from Arabic qīrāt, pod, husk, weight of 4 grains from Greek keration, little horn, carob seed, carat, ... (21 of 25 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/carat

Encarta Dictionary:

karat | karats [plural]

Origin: Variant of carat

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861623678​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

karat [United States, Canadian]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "karat"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/karat

Macmillan American Dictionary:

karat [countable, United States] | karats [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "karat"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/karat

Macmillan British Dictionary:

karat

Audio: British English pronunciation of "karat"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/karat

Cambridge Dictionary:

karat [United States]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "karat"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "karat"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/karat

the Free Dictionary:

karat

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "karat"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "karat"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/karat

Kt

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Kt"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Kt"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Kt

Google Dictionary:

karat | karats [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "karat"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=karat

Kt

Audio: English pronunciation of "Kt"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

karat

Audio: North American pronunciation of "karat"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=karat​001 word=karat

YourDictionary Audio:

karat

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "karat" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/karat

kt

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "kt" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/kt

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