karat

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n karat the unit of measurement for the proportion of gold in an alloy; 18-karat gold is 75% gold; 24-karat gold is pure gold
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Karate actually originated in India, but was developed further in China
    • n karat See carat.
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Quotations

  • Jean-Claude Van Damme
    Jean-Claude Van Damme
    “I am the Fred Astaire of karate.”

Usage

In literature:

They would acquire and hone new abilities, such as marksmanship, karate, wiretapping, or Watergate burglary.
"Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling
It's like a fellow handing out a twenty-four karat gold bar to a rube by mistake, under the impression it only looks like one.
"Flying U Ranch" by B. M. Bower
There's an 18-karat crown on your head.
"Cap'n Warren's Wards" by Joseph C. Lincoln
I like that better than the fourteen karat variety.
"Dorothy Dale's Camping Days" by Margaret Penrose
He'd learned karate, which was an ancient Japanese way of fighting.
"Warlord of Kor" by Terry Gene Carr
It is, indeed, only six karats fine.
"Olympian Nights" by John Kendrick Bangs
There were several of fairly large size, and others much smaller; some, according to Allen, of only a sixteenth-karat in weight.
"The Outdoor Girls at Ocean View" by Laura Lee Hope
It's the 18-karat kind, done up sort of loose and careless, but all the more dangerous for that.
"Torchy and Vee" by Sewell Ford
Yes, sir, you're a twenty-two karat gentleman; you're the first professor the freaks darsent josh!
"The Music Master" by Charles Klein
I know tricks that even the inventors of karate overlooked.
"Attrition" by Jim Wannamaker
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In news:

California karate student pummels intruder found in bathroom.
A California man got an early morning beat-down after being pummeled by a karate student who found him drunk in her bathroom.
A California man is licking his wounds after being pummeled by a karate student who police say found the drunken intruder in her bathroom.
A Lehigh County karate instructor accused of sexually assaulting one of his young female students pleaded guilty in court on Monday.
Jannine Ramirez had just won a Fresno karate competition when she arrived at her east-central Fresno apartment early Sunday and found an intruder inside.
Enoch Paul Jr, owner of Enoch's Karate , leads a karate class Thursday afternoon.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner 's adorable little girls came out fighting Friday, quite literally, as they were picked up from their karate class by their parents.
This year's Tamara Long Archuleta Memorial Open Karate Championships will involve trophies for 125 divisions, hundreds of competitors and spectators and at least three laser printers.
Karate teacher volunteers his talent for Chilean children.
Karate Classes Scheduled At Y.
The Jamestown YMCA will offer youth karate for students ages 5 to 15 years and adult karate starting today through Nov 29.
Karate students take a stand against diabetes.
Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) Twin Falls Park and Recreation is presenting Princess Karate classes.
Joe Lewis performs his trademark jump side kick in a Professional Karate Hall of Fame poster.
Professional Karate Hall of Fame.
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In science:

International Journal of Market Research, 44(3), 283-297. Hiltunen, M., Heng, L., & Helgesen, L. (2004). Personalized Electronic Banking Services. In C.-M. Karat, J. Blom & J. Karat (Eds.), Designing Personalized User Experiences in eCommerce (Vol. 5, pp. 119-140).
Internet Banking System Prototype
To gain intuition for the behavior of the statistical leverage scores in a typical application, consider Figure 3(a), which illustrates the so-called Zachary karate club network [167], a small but popular network in the community detection literature.
Randomized algorithms for matrices and data
Figure 3(a) presents a color-coded illustration of these scores for Zachary karate club network.
Randomized algorithms for matrices and data
We have looked, for example, at the “karate club” network studied in , which represents friendships between 34 members of a club at a US university, as recorded over a two-year period by Zachary .
Fast algorithm for detecting community structure in networks
We introduce our implementations of the three approaches and discuss their basic features using a small benchmark graph (the karate club, Zachary, 1977 ) as an example.
Identifying Overlapping and Hierarchical Thematic Structures in Networks of Scholarly Papers: A Comparison of Three Approaches
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