bimetallism

noun bi·met·al·lism \ (ˌ)bī-ˈme-tᵊl-ˌi-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

bimetallist

play \-tᵊl-ist\ noun

bimetallistic

play \ˌbī-ˌme-tᵊl-ˈis-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of bimetallism

French bimétallisme, from bi- + métal metal


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