bimetallism

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bimetallism 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
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bimetallism 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.☞ The words bimétallisme and monométallisme are due to M. Cernuschi [1869].
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bimetallism 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. Specifically, that system of coinage which recognizes both coins of silver and coins of gold as legal tender to any amount, or the concurrent use of coins of two metals as a circulating medium at a fixed relative value.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bimetallism bī-met′al-izm the name given to a monetary system in which gold and silver are on precisely the same footing as regards mintage and legal tender
    • n Bimetallism and adj. Bimet′allist
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. bimétalisme,

Usage

In literature:

Bimetallism had strong advocates and believers in our convention.
"My Memories of Eighty Years" by Chauncey M. Depew
Chatty remarks on Bimetallism would meet with his earnest attention.
"Love Among the Chickens" by P. G. Wodehouse
The question of international bimetallism will have early and earnest attention.
"U.S. Presidential Inaugural Addresses" by Various
You will be furnished with the proceedings of the Bimetallic Conference held during the summer at the city of Paris.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by James D. Richardson
Unfortunately, Dr. Hunter's case had been strengthened by a somewhat weak yielding of Mr. Gladstone to a demand for a day on Bimetallism.
"Sketches In The House (1893)" by T. P. O'Connor
Let us turn for a moment and trace the effects of monometallism in England as compared with bimetallism in France during the same period.
"If Not Silver, What?" by John W. Bookwalter
Bimetallism and not protection is the secret of future prosperity.
"Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Debate Index" by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Bimetallism is a diplomatic term for international use.
"Modern Eloquence: Vol II, After-Dinner Speeches E-O" by Various
It was a work on Bimetallism.
"Quisanté" by Anthony Hope
Chatty remarks on bimetallism would meet with his earnest attention.
"Love Among the Chickens" by P. G. Wodehouse
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In science:

Our theoretical findings for the magnetization process will be now confronted with high-field magnetization data of 3d -4 f bimetallic coordination polymer Dy(NO3 )(DMSO)2Cu(opba)(DMSO)2 (DMSO = dimethylsulfoxide, opba = orthophenylenebisoxamato) to be further abbreviated as DyCu.
Ferrimagnetic spin-1/2 chain of alternating Ising and Heisenberg spins in arbitrarily oriented magnetic field
Figure 3. (Color online) The visualization of LnCu polymeric chain in bimetallic coordination compounds Ln(NO3 )(DMSO)2 Cu(opba)(DMSO)2 (Ln = Gd–Er) by adopting the crystallographic data from reference deposited at The Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre.
Ferrimagnetic spin-1/2 chain of alternating Ising and Heisenberg spins in arbitrarily oriented magnetic field
We propose a simple yet effective method which allows one to attain large reversible shape changes in shape memory bimetallic composites without training procedure.
Imprinting bias stress in functional composites
Here we propose a simple yet effective method which allows one to bring about the two-way shape memory effect in shape memory bimetallic composites without training procedure.
Imprinting bias stress in functional composites
Due to the bonding with the metallic layer, this leads to a strong bending deformation of this bimetallic composite (Fig. 1d).
Imprinting bias stress in functional composites
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