bimetallism

[ bahy-met-l-iz-uh m ]
/ baɪˈmɛt lˌɪz əm /
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noun

the use of two metals, ordinarily gold and silver, at a fixed relative value, as the monetary standard.
the doctrine or policies supporting such a standard.

Nearby words

  1. bimester,
  2. bimestrial,
  3. bimetal,
  4. bimetallic,
  5. bimetallic strip,
  6. bimillenary,
  7. bimillennium,
  8. bimini islands,
  9. biminis,
  10. bimodal

Origin of bimetallism

First recorded in 1875–80; bi-1 + metal + -ism

Related formsbi·met·al·list, nounbi·met·al·lis·tic, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for bimetallism

bimetallism

/ (baɪˈmɛtəˌlɪzəm) /

noun

the use of two metals, esp gold and silver, in fixed relative values as the standard of value and currency
the economic policies or doctrine supporting a bimetallic standard
Derived Formsbimetallist, noun

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