Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The use of a monetary standard consisting of two metals, especially gold and silver, in a fixed ratio of value.
  • noun The doctrine advocating bimetallism.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun economics The use of a monetary standard based upon two different metals, traditionally gold and silver usually in a fixed ratio of values.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun 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

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

bi- +‎ metallism

Examples

  • When the Fed was founded in 1913, the U.S. was on the gold standard, so controlling the value of money wasn't within its brief; arguments over inflation vs. deflation focused on so-called bimetallism, or the dilution of the gold standard with silver, which Congress determined.

    Ian Fletcher: The Disappointing Economics of Rick Santorum

  • When the Fed was founded in 1913, the U.S. was on the gold standard, so controlling the value of money wasn't within its brief; arguments over inflation vs. deflation focused on so-called bimetallism, or the dilution of the gold standard with silver, which Congress determined.

    Ian Fletcher: The Disappointing Economics of Rick Santorum

  • When the Fed was founded in 1913, the U.S. was on the gold standard, so controlling the value of money wasn't within its brief; arguments over inflation vs. deflation focused on so-called bimetallism, or the dilution of the gold standard with silver, which Congress determined.

    Ian Fletcher: The Disappointing Economics of Rick Santorum

  • When the Fed was founded in 1913, the U.S. was on the gold standard, so controlling the value of money wasn't within its brief; arguments over inflation vs. deflation focused on so-called bimetallism, or the dilution of the gold standard with silver, which Congress determined.

    Ian Fletcher: The Disappointing Economics of Rick Santorum

  • When the Fed was founded in 1913, the U.S. was on the gold standard, so controlling the value of money wasn't within its brief; arguments over inflation vs. deflation focused on so-called bimetallism, or the dilution of the gold standard with silver, which Congress determined.

    Ian Fletcher: The Disappointing Economics of Rick Santorum

  • When the Fed was founded in 1913, the U.S. was on the gold standard, so controlling the value of money wasn't within its brief; arguments over inflation vs. deflation focused on so-called bimetallism, or the dilution of the gold standard with silver, which Congress determined.

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  • There was a reason why William Jennings Bryan rallied millions behind his presidential campaign in 1896 when he campaigned against what he saw as the Republican plutocrats with his slogan that “you shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold” Although technically a speech for bimetallism, the slogan reverberated though the west, the laboring class, and poor farmers.

    Failure of Economics and the Market System? « L.E. Modesitt, Jr. – The Official Website

  • There was a reason why William Jennings Bryan rallied millions behind his presidential campaign in 1896 when he campaigned against what he saw as the Republican plutocrats with his slogan that “you shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold” Although technically a speech for bimetallism, the slogan reverberated though the west, the laboring class, and poor farmers.

    November « 2009 « L.E. Modesitt, Jr. – The Official Website

  • Money: Natural law of money, international bimetallism, "free silver," currency; the silver question and hard times by John Joseph Valentine

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: The Money That Is Sold Abroad Is You!

  • Throw in a 2009 Sherman-Silver Purchase clause to the stimulus bill, hold up the bill while working a populist angle on getting us off the Cash4Gold. com standard, and then, in a few weeks, say the Democrats won't work on a bipartisan bimetallism solution, so let's just add in a some more tax cuts.

    Patrick Sauer: Five Things Nobody Wants to Hear on the Road to Great Depression 2.0

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