mono·​met·​al·​lism ˌmä-nō-ˈme-tᵊl-ˌi-zəm How to pronounce monometallism (audio)
: the adoption of one metal only in a currency
monometallist noun

Word History


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

First Known Use

1878, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of monometallism was in 1878

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“Monometallism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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