from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The economic theory or practice of using only one metal as a monetary standard.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The legalized use of one metal only, as gold, or silver, in the standard currency of a country, or as a standard of money values. See bimetallism.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The use of only one metal as a standard of value in the coinage of a country; also, the economic theory that advocates such a single standard. See bimetallism.
mono- + metal + -ism (Wiktionary)