adjective see bimetallism

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  • bimetallistic — imetallistic adj. of or pertaining to bimetallism. Syn: bimetallic. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bimetallistic — adjective pertaining to a monetary system based on two metals in a bimetallistic system both gold and silver can constitute legal tender • Syn: ↑bimetallic • Pertains to noun: ↑bimetallism (for: ↑bimetallic), ↑bimetallism …   Useful english dictionary

  • bimetallistic — See bimetallist. * * * …   Universalium

  • bimetallistic — bi·met·al·lis·tic …   English syllables

  • 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 — 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

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