standard dollar


noun

the basic monetary unit of the U.S., since January 31, 1934, containing 15.2 grains of gold, 0.900 fine: previously contained 25.8 grains of gold, 0.900 fine.

Nearby words

  1. standard candle,
  2. standard cell,
  3. standard coin,
  4. standard cost,
  5. standard deviation,
  6. standard english,
  7. standard error,
  8. standard error of difference,
  9. standard function,
  10. standard gauge

Origin of standard dollar

An Americanism dating back to 1875–80

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