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monometallism

[mon-uh-met-l-iz-uh m] /ˌmɒn əˈmɛt lˌɪz əm/
noun
1.
the use of one metal only, as gold or silver, as a monetary standard.
2.
the doctrine or actions supporting such a standard.
Origin of monometallism
1875-1880
1875-80; mono- + (bi)metallism
Related forms
monometallist, noun
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  • His factitious and absurd device is therefore not bimetallism, but monometallism on a basis of gold.

    The Arena Various
  • Finance was on the carpet in that hour, and bimetallism and monometallism, silver versus gold, were in everyone's mouth.

    The President Alfred Henry Lewis
  • In such a case there is bimetallism de jure, but monometallism de facto.

    The Principles of Economics Frank A. Fetter
British Dictionary definitions for monometallism

monometallism

/ˌmɒnəʊˈmɛtəˌlɪzəm/
noun
1.
the use of one metal, esp gold or silver, as the sole standard of value and currency
2.
the economic policies supporting a monometallic standard
Derived Forms
monometallist, noun
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