Definition of monometallic in English:

monometallic

Syllabification: mon·o·me·tal·lic
Pronunciation: /ˌmänōməˈtalik
 
/

adjective

  • 1Consisting of one metal only.
    More example sentences
    • Cast or wrought monometallic aluminum bearings have high load-carrying ability, and can withstand very high speeds.
  • 1.1Of, involving, or using a standard of currency based on one metal.
    More example sentences
    • A fairly unanimous consensus focusing on money as a means of exchange based on a monometallic standard and leading to a narrow definition of money is developed.
    • The latter, monometallic, standard has problems of coin size (too small or too large) and of susceptibility to counterfeiting.
    • The widely accepted belief that originally the United States was on a monometallic ‘gold standard’ is incorrect.

Derivatives

monometallism

Pronunciation: /-ˈmetlˌizəm/
noun
More example sentences
  • The monetary system of western Europe had evolved towards monometallism, at first based on an increasingly debased gold coinage and in due course on silver.

monometallist

Pronunciation: /-metlist/
noun & adjective

More definitions of monometallic

Definition of monometallic in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkələrəˈto͝orə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody