Definition of bimetallic in English:

bimetallic

Syllabification: bi·me·tal·lic
Pronunciation: /ˌbīməˈtalik
 
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adjective

  • 1Made or consisting of two metals.
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    • Condensation (distilled water) aggressively facilitates other forms of deterioration (e.g., bimetallic corrosion).
    • Sheetz and Singer have compared the fact that asymmetric area expansion tends to curve a bilayer with a bimetallic couple (bilayer couple hypothesis).
    • Adzic and Mavrikakis suggest that the efficiency boost coupled with the lower cost of a bimetallic compared with a pure platinum cathode points to a commercially viable alternative to current ORR fuel cell design.
  • 1.1 historical Of or relating to bimetallism.
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    • From the origin of the United States, the currency was in continuing trouble because the United States was on a bimetallic rather than a gold standard, in short a market basket of two commodities, gold and silver.
    • The supporters of so-called ‘bimetallism’ were not interested in a workable bimetallic system with a market-responsive ratio.
    • Other regimes included: bimetallic standard (gold and silver); unimetallic (gold or silver); gold exchange standard; and post-World War II Bretton Woods.

Origin

late 19th century: from French bimétallique, from bi- 'two' + métallique 'metallic'.

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