bimetallist


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bi·met·al·lism

 (bī-mĕt′l-ĭz′əm)
n.
1. The use of a monetary standard consisting of two metals, especially gold and silver, in a fixed ratio of value.
2. The doctrine advocating bimetallism.

bi·met′al·list n.
bi·met′al·lis′tic adj.
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Noun1.bimetallist - an advocate of bimetallism
monetarist - an advocate of the theory that economic fluctuations are caused by increases or decreases in the supply of money
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At luncheon I saw by the glare in his eye that he was going to propose again, and I just managed to check him in time by assuring him that I was a bimetallist. Fortunately I don't know what bimetallism means.
Kemmerer (1914: 374) underlined that the banking system in the United States did not submissively follow the Indian model, and Foxwell (1913: 571) commented on the bimetallist position, on the origins and recent revival of the GES and on the necessity for reform in India.
The subjects of his ADB articles suggested the breadth of his interests: from William Henry Gocher, artist, bimetallist and pioneer daylight surfer, to Edward Hammond Hargraves, gold rush publicist.