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symmetallism

US symmetalism

noun
  1. the use of an alloy of two or more metals in fixed relative value as the standard of value and currency
  2. the economic policies and doctrine supporting a symmetallic standard
Derived Formssymmetallic, adjective

Word Origin

C19: from sym- + -metallism, on the model of bimetallism
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