bimetallic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French bimétallique. Equivalent to bi- +‎ 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, Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans (Norton 2005), page 1302:
      We well suppose that a Minister needs information as to a point which involves the Navy, India, Canada and the bimetallic question.
  2. More generally, consisting of two metals.

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