See also: numeraire

English

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Etymology

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From French numéraire. Doublet of numerary.

Noun

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numéraire (plural numéraires)

  1. a basic standard by which values are measured
    Acting as the numéraire is one of the functions of money: to measure the worth of different goods and services relative to one another. "Numéraire goods" are goods with a fixed price of 1 used to facilitate calculations when only the relative prices are relevant (  Numeraire on Wikipedia.Wikipedia )

French

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Etymology

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Learned borrowing from Late Latin numerārius, from numerus (whence French nombre).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ny.me.ʁɛʁ/
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Adjective

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numéraire (plural numéraires)

  1. (relational) cash, monetary
  2. (poetry) pronounced, counted
    Antonym: muet (silent)

Usage notes

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Noun

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numéraire m (plural numéraires)

  1. cash, readies
    Synonym: espèces
    payer en numéraireto pay cash

Further reading

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