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Meaning of bimetallism

bi•met•al•lism

Pronunciation: (bī-met'l-iz"um), [key]
— 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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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