Of or associated with or utilizing a double metallic standard as silver and gold for something of coins or currency
- with respect to a monetary system according to two metals
- formed of two different metals or alloys; particularly in sheets bonded collectively
- Of or relating to, or using, a double metallic standard (as gold and silver) for a system of coins or money.
additionally bi-metallic, "composed of two metals," 1864, from bi- + metallic. In business economics, 1876, from French bim
(a.) Of or associated with, or using, a double metallic standard (as gold and silver) for something of coins or currency.
Philip's bimetallic system, which had attempted artificially to fix the value of silver in spite of the great depreciation of gold consequent upon the working of the Pangaean mines, was abandoned.