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bimetallism

bi·met·al·lism

bimetallism

 
pronunciation:
baI me t lih zm
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the use of two metals, usu. gold and silver, at fixed values in relation to each other, as the monetary standard of currency and value.
definition 2: the doctrine or policies advocating this standard.
derivations: bimetallistic (adj.), bimetallist (n.)