Definition of monometallic in English:


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


  • 1Consisting of one metal only.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.



Pronunciation: /-ˈmetlˌizəm/
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  • 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.


Pronunciation: /-metlist/
noun & adjective

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