from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The use of a monetary standard consisting of two metals, especially gold and silver, in a fixed ratio of value.
- n. The doctrine advocating bimetallism.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The use of a monetary standard based upon two different metals, traditionally gold and silver usually in a fixed ratio of values.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The legalized use of two metals (as gold and silver) in the currency of a country, at a fixed relative value; -- in opposition to monometallism.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The use of two metals as money at relative values set by legislative enactment; the union of two metals in circulation as money at a fixed rate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a monetary standard under which the basic unit of currency is defined by stated amounts of two metals (usually gold and silver) with values set at a predetermined ratio
bi- + metallism (Wiktionary)