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monometallism

[ mon-uh-met-l-iz-uhm ]
/ ˌmɒn əˈmɛt lˌɪz əm /
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noun
the use of one metal only, as gold or silver, as a monetary standard.
the doctrine or actions supporting such a standard.
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Origin of monometallism

First recorded in 1875–80; mono- + (bi)metallism

OTHER WORDS FROM monometallism

mon·o·met·al·list, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for monometallism

monometallism
/ (ˌmɒnəʊˈmɛtəˌlɪzəm) /

noun
the use of one metal, esp gold or silver, as the sole standard of value and currency
the economic policies supporting a monometallic standard

Derived forms of monometallism

monometallist, noun
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