symmetalism

symmetalism

[sim-met-l-iz-uhm]
noun
the use of two or more metals, such as gold and silver, combined in assigned proportions as a monetary standard.

Origin:
1890–95; sym- + -metallism, as in bimetallism

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symmetallism or symmetalism (sɪˈmɛtəˌlɪzəm)
 
n
1.  the use of an alloy of two or more metals in fixed relative value as the standard of value and currency
2.  the economic policies and doctrine supporting a symmetallic standard
 
[C19: from sym- + -metallism, on the model of bimetallism]
 
symmetalism or symmetalism
 
n
 
[C19: from sym- + -metallism, on the model of bimetallism]
 
symme'tallic or symmetalism
 
adj

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