symmetallism

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noun sym·met·al·lism \(ˌ)si(m)-ˈme-tə-ˌli-zəm\

Definition of symmetallism

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

Origin and Etymology of symmetallism

syn- + -metallism (as in bimetallism)


First Known Use: circa 1895


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