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Meaning of monometallism

mon•o•met•al•lism

Pronunciation: (mon"u-met'l-iz"um), [key]
— n.
  1. the use of one metal only, as gold or silver, as a monetary standard.
  2. the doctrine or actions supporting such a standard.
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