numeraire

[ noo-muh-rair, nyoo- ]
/ ˌnu məˈrɛər, ˌnyu- /

noun

a basic standard by which values are measured, as gold in the monetary system.

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Origin of numeraire

1960–65; <French numéraire;see numerary
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