symmetallism

noun
sym·​met·​al·​lism | \ (ˌ)si(m)-ˈme-tə-ˌli-zəm How to pronounce symmetallism (audio) \

Definition of symmetallism

: a system of coinage in which the unit of currency consists of a particular weight of an alloy of two or more metals

First Known Use of symmetallism

circa 1895, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for symmetallism

syn- + -metallism (as in bimetallism)

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The first known use of symmetallism was circa 1895

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“Symmetallism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/symmetallism. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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