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From bi- +‎ metallism.

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bimetallism (countable and uncountable, plural bimetallisms)

  1. (economics) The use of a monetary standard based upon two different metals, traditionally gold and silver usually in a fixed ratio of values.
    • 2016, Christopher Goscha, The Penguin History of Modern Vietnam, Penguin 2017, p. 34:
      As in China, bi-metallism exacerbated rural unrest in Nguyen Vietnam.

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