monometallism

noun
mono·​met·​al·​lism | \ ˌmä-nō-ˈme-tᵊl-ˌi-zəm How to pronounce monometallism (audio) \

Definition of monometallism

: the adoption of one metal only in a currency

Other Words from monometallism

monometallist \ ˌmä-​nō-​ˈme-​tᵊl-​ist How to pronounce monometallist (audio) \ 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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“Monometallism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monometallism. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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