Origin of karatvariant, variety of carat
nounAbbr. k or kt.
Origin of karatVariant of carat
From Middle English, from Middle French carat, from Medieval Latin carratus.
karat - Investment & Finance Definition
A measure of the amount of gold that is in a piece of jewelry. Pure gold is 24-karat. A 14-karat ring, for example, is 1⁄24th gold and 10⁄24th alloy.