bimetallism

noun
bi·met·al·lism | \(ˌ)bī-ˈme-tə-ˌli-zəm \

Definition of bimetallism 

: the use of two metals (such as gold and silver) jointly as a monetary standard with both constituting legal tender at a predetermined ratio

Other Words from bimetallism

bimetallist \(ˌ)bī-ˈme-tə-list \ noun
bimetallistic \ˌbī-ˌme-tə-ˈli-stik \ adjective

First Known Use of bimetallism

1875, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bimetallism

French bimétallisme, from bi- + métal metal

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