Carat is a measure of purity in which 24 parts equate (virtually) to 100% gold. Less than 10-carat gold is generally not sold as gold.
The carat measure of diamonds is different, for which carat is a measure of weight (1 carat = 200mg).
1.4142 - The diagonal (approximate, to four decimal places) of a 1 x 1 square, also known as Pythagoras's Constant, and therefore also the ratio (1:1.4142) for calculating the diagonal side of a right-angled triangle in which the two short sides are of equal length.
People do not always use terminology correctly, which means it's very important to seek clarification when you hear a strange term.
Seeking clarification can be helpful for others too who might not be so bold as to ask. Please note that UK-English spellings for words such as colour, behaviour are different to US-English spellings (color, behavior).
Also known as the Golden Section, Divine Proportion, and phi (pronounced 'fy' as in the word 'fly') the twenty-first letter of the Greek alphabet.
Also loosely referred to as Golden Ratio (1:1.618).
24-hour Society - Refers to a way of life available to many in the modern world in which people can work socialize, shop, bank, etc., 24 hours a day.
The phenomenon has caused significant new thinking in business, management, marketing, etc., and continues to do so. 38 Ways of Persuasion - The classic semi-serious guide to winning arguments featuring in The Art of Always Being Right, by German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860).13 - The most superstitious number, 13 affects business in surprising ways through absenteeism, cancellations, and design.Western airlines, for example, tend not to have seats and rows numbered 13. Friday and the number 13 derive their superstitious reputations mostly from Christian beliefs and Norse folklore.The expression adapted accordingly and has endured and spread, despite the short life of the new 1955 TV show and a couple of subsequent relaunch attempts and name variations.More recently the expression is frequently adapted to refer to a sum of 64-million dollars or pounds, which is not wildly disproportionate with big money prizes in modern times.This glossary of business terms and definitions includes the main terminology used in business, plus many more unusual, interesting and amusing words and expressions found in business and management, and the wider world of work and modern life.