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1. Consisting of two metals, often bonded together and having different rates of thermal expansion.
2. Of, based on, or using the principles of bimetallism.


1. (Metallurgy) consisting of two metals
2. (Banking & Finance) of, relating to, or based on bimetallism


(ˌbaɪ məˈtæl ɪk)

also bimetal

a. made or consisting of two metals.
b. of or pertaining to a bimetal.
2. pertaining to bimetallism.
[1875–80; < French bimétallique. See bi-1, metallic]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bimetallic - pertaining to a monetary system based on two metalsbimetallic - pertaining to a monetary system based on two metals; "in a bimetallistic system both gold and silver can constitute legal tender"
2.bimetallic - formed of two different metals or alloys; especially in sheets bonded together
metal, metallic - containing or made of or resembling or characteristic of a metal; "a metallic compound"; "metallic luster"; "the strange metallic note of the meadow lark, suggesting the clash of vibrant blades"- Ambrose Bierce


[ˌbaɪmɪˈtælɪk] adjbimetallico/a
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