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gold standard

noun
1.
a monetary system with gold of specified weight and fineness as the unit of value.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for gold-standard

gold standard

noun
1.
a monetary system in which the unit of currency is defined with reference to gold
2.
the supreme example of something against which others are judged or measured: the current gold standard for breast cancer detection
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gold-standard in Culture

gold standard definition


A system in which a nation's currency has a value measured in gold and can be exchanged for gold. Most nations, including the United States, went off the gold standard in the 1930s.

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