Definition of coinage in English:
1Coins collectively: the volume of coinage in circulation
More example sentences
- He also attempted to fine tune the money supply with mintage of new gold coinage and adulterated silver coins.
- Best known as the maker of the state's first coinage, issuing shillings, sixpence, and threepence silver coins in 1783, Chalmers's marked domestic silver is exceedingly rare.
- His monetary analysis is hopelessly contaminated by the attempt to explain the variations in the relative value of the copper, silver and gold coinage by a political sociology.
1.1The action or process of producing coins from metal.
- Nevertheless, by the eighth century, royal control of coinage is clear.
- Strong points or burghs were constructed; control of coinage established; a navy created, and the kingdom divided up into shires and hundreds.
- Though Norman dukes controlled the coinage in their domain, no new coins had been minted since the time of William's grandfather.
1.2A system or type of coins in use: decimal coinage
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- In c.973 Eadgar designed a new coinage of pennies, which was regularly renewed and remained the basis of the English currency until long after the Conquest.
- A new coinage, based on the denarius, was introduced in 211.
- In 1867 Paris convened an international monetary conference that voted unanimously in favor of a universal coinage building on the LMU-franc system.
2The invention of a new word or phrase.
- His learned coinage of the phrase fides levata - a convincing but altogether fictional Latin term - would contribute to the overwhelming success of Panofsky's account.
- Gould has written many times about his coinage of the term ‘symphonette.’
- Not only is the phrase versus populum of very late coinage; it does not mean what its champions claim it does.
2.1A newly invented word or phrase.
- Although they could tell me factual things about their lives, their language was peppered with new, idiosyncratic word coinages, peculiar misusages of phrases and illogical connection between ideas.
- Over-governed is a recent coinage, normally referring in Britain to regional assemblies or Europe.
- Robot is a word that is both a coinage by an individual person and a borrowing.
Definition of coinage in:
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