Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


1. A way of measuring the mass of a gem. One karat is 200 milligrams.

2. A way of measuring the purity of gold or platinum. One karat is 1/24 purity; that is, 24 karat gold is pure gold.

In both cases, karat can also be spelled carat.
Farlex Financial Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All Rights Reserved


A measure of the purity of gold. Pure gold is indicated by the label 24 karat. See also fineness.
Wall Street Words: An A to Z Guide to Investment Terms for Today's Investor by David L. Scott. Copyright © 2003 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. All rights reserved.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
While referring to Gujarat model as based on violence, Karat also said the Centre was making policies like Gujarat that support the capitalists.
With the kind of free-fall that the CPM is currently in and given the ascendance of regional powers like Trinamool Congress, Samajwadi Party, Biju Janata Dal and Janata Dal (United), Karat's compulsions are quite obvious.
The Rashadi Lira gold coin was priced at SYP 45800, while the price of the 21 Karat English Pound gold coin was set at SYP 535 00, and the 22 karat gold coin at SYP 56500.
Ironically the committee on the contrary recommends the same NGO should be allowed to complete the project," Karat said.
An incensed Karat had demanded a meeting of the 17-member panel by March 15 following reports that New Delhi was on the verge of concluding ongoing talks with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for India-specific safeguards.
According o Rawalpindi-Islamabad Local Sarafa Association the per tola price of 24 karat gold in twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad was recorded at Rs 78,000 and that of 10 garam gold was traded at Rs 66,870.
New Delhi [India], Mar 03 ( ANI ): Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Brinda Karat on Saturday expressed confidence her party would win the win the Tripura Assembly Elections.
Damascus, SANA -- The price of one gram of 21 karat gold in local markets was set by the Goldsmiths Association on Thursday at SYP 6,250, marking a drop compared to SYP 6,400 over the past few days.
CPI( M) general secretary Prakash Karat and West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya appear to have buried the hatchet, at least for the time being.
NEW DELHI: Releasing his party's manifesto for Lok Sabha polls, Prakash Karat, general secretary of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), yesterday strongly criticized the Congress-led UPA government and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) for reneging on their promises.