monetary unit


Definition of monetary unit

: the standard unit of value of a currency

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Olmec, Toltec, Maya, Aztec—that found ways to exploit the bean, which was variously used as a monetary unit, a measuring unit and a meal. Franz Lidz, Smithsonian, "The Delicious, Ancient History of Chocolate and Vanilla," 11 July 2019 Rather than paying retailers directly with the digital money, Coinbase charges users a fee to convert other monetary units into a digital currency., "Brex gets funding; Epic Games buys Houseparty; Coinbase debit on the move," 12 June 2019

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First Known Use of monetary unit

1810, in the meaning defined above

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