- bi•met•al•lism[[t]baɪˈmɛt lˌɪz əm[/t]] n.1) the use of two metals, ordinarily gold and silver, at a fixed relative value, as the monetary standard2) the doctrine or policies supporting such a standard•Etymology: 1875–80 bi•met′al•list, n. bi•met`al•lis′tic, adj.
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Bimetallism — Bi*met al*lism, n. [F. bim[ e]talisme.] The legalized use of two metals (as gold and silver) in the currency of a country, at a fixed relative value; in opposition to monometallism. [1913 Webster] Note: The words bim[ e]tallisme and monom[… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
bimetallism — [bī met′ l iz΄əm] n. 1. the use of two metals, usually gold and silver, as the monetary standard, with fixed values in relation to each other 2. the doctrine, actions, or policies supporting this bimetallist n … English World dictionary
Bimetallism — In economics, bimetallism is a monetary standard in which the value of the monetary unit can be expressed as a certain amount of gold or as a certain amount of silver; the ratio between the two metals is fixed by law. In economic history the… … Wikipedia
bimetallism — bimetallist, n. bimetallistic, adj. /buy met l iz euhm/, n. 1. the use of two metals, ordinarily gold and silver, at a fixed relative value, as the monetary standard. 2. the doctrine or policies supporting such a standard. [1875 80; BI 1 + METAL… … Universalium
bimetallism — n. currency system in which both gold and silver are standard money. ♦ bimetallic, a. ♦ bimetallist, n. advocate of bimetallism. ♦ bimetallistic, a … Dictionary of difficult words
bimetallism — noun Etymology: French bimétallisme, from bi + métal metal Date: 1876 the use of two metals (as gold and silver) jointly as a monetary standard with both constituting legal tender at a predetermined ratio • bimetallist noun • bimetallistic… … New Collegiate Dictionary
bimetallism — noun The use of a monetary standard based upon two different metals, traditionally gold and silver usually in a fixed ratio of values. See Also: bimetallist … Wiktionary
BIMETALLISM — the employment of two metals (gold and silver) in the currency of a country as legal tender at a fixed relative value, the ratio usually proposed being 1 to 15½ … The Nuttall Encyclopaedia
bimetallism — biÂ·metÂ·alÂ·lism || â€šbaÉª metÉ™lÉªzÉ™m n. use of two metals as money (especially gold and silver) … English contemporary dictionary
bimetallism — [bʌɪ mɛt(ə)lɪz(ə)m] noun historical a system of allowing the unrestricted currency of two metals as legal tender at a fixed ratio to each other. Derivatives bimetallist noun … English new terms dictionary
bimetallism — bi·met·al·lism … English syllables