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bimetallism

[bahy-met-l-iz-uh m] /baɪˈmɛt lˌɪz əm/
noun
1.
the use of two metals, ordinarily gold and silver, at a fixed relative value, as the monetary standard.
2.
the doctrine or policies supporting such a standard.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; bi-1 + metal + -ism
Related forms
bimetallist, noun
bimetallistic, adjective
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  • Some of the people who are fretting about bimetallism are hardly able to buy a pound of iron.
  • The term limping bimetallism has been used to describe this program.
British Dictionary definitions for bimetallism

bimetallism

/baɪˈmɛtəˌlɪzəm/
noun
1.
the use of two metals, esp gold and silver, in fixed relative values as the standard of value and currency
2.
the economic policies or doctrine supporting a bimetallic standard
Derived Forms
bimetallist, noun
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