bimetallic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French bimétallique, from bi-, two + métallique, metallic

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /baɪmɪˈtælɪk/

Adjective[edit]

bimetallic (not comparable)

  1. Pertaining to the use of gold and silver to create legal currency
    • 1908: We well suppose that a Minister needs information as to a point which involves the Navy, India, Canada and the bimetallic question — Arthur Conan Doyle, ‘The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans’ (Norton 2005 p.1302)
  2. More generally, consisting of two metals

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