Definition of 24-carat in English:

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1(Of gold) pure: gold leaf made up of 24-carat gold mixed with platinum
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  • His work mixes precious and non-precious elements, from plastics to sea pearls to 24-carat gold.
  • The room would also need to be renovated as the flag would be placed in a box coated with 24-carat gold.
  • The cribs are made from a combination of silver and brass with 24-carat gold plating, each with their own intricate design.
1.1Genuine; trustworthy: the 24-carat project manager was supplied by the company the sources were 24-carat—not third-hand or second-hand
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  • If you're lucky, you might get the chance once in your career to sit down and have a face-to-face chat with a true, 24-carat sporting legend.
  • He has developed from a gangling, awkward teenager to a genuine 24-carat world-class star.
  • It has, for nearly 20 years, been a 24-carat democracy.

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Syllabification: 24-car·at

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