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mono- +‎ metal +‎ -ism


monometallism (countable and uncountable, plural monometallisms)

  1. The use of only one metal (such as gold or silver) in the standard currency of a country, or as a standard of monetary value.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for monometallism in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)