sym·​met·​al·​lism (ˌ)si(m)-ˈme-tə-ˌli-zəm How to pronounce symmetallism (audio)
: a system of coinage in which the unit of currency consists of a particular weight of an alloy of two or more metals

Word History


syn- + -metallism (as in bimetallism)

First Known Use

circa 1895, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of symmetallism was circa 1895

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“Symmetallism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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