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bimetallic

[bahy-muh-tal-ik] /ˌbaɪ məˈtæl ɪk/
adjective
1.
Metallurgy.
  1. made or consisting of two metals.
  2. of or relating to a bimetal.
2.
pertaining to bimetallism.
3.
Engraving. (of an offset plate) consisting of a face layer of chromium, stainless steel, or chemically prepared aluminum over a layer of copper.
Also, bimetal.
Origin of bimetallic
1875-1880
From the French word bimétallique, dating back to 1875-80. See bi-1, metallic
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bimetallic

/ˌbaɪmɪˈtælɪk/
adjective
1.
consisting of two metals
2.
of, relating to, or based on bimetallism
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Word Origin and History for bimetallic
adj.

also bi-metallic, "composed of two metals," 1864, from bi- + metallic. In economics, 1876, from French bimétalique (Cornuschi).

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