monometallism

noun
mono·met·al·lism | \ -ˈme-tᵊl-ˌi-zəm \

Definition of monometallism 

: the adoption of one metal only in a currency

Other words from monometallism

monometallist \-tᵊl-ist \ noun

First Known Use of monometallism

1878, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for monometallism

International Scientific Vocabulary mon- + -metallism (as in bimetallism)

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