adjective Date: 1876 1. relating to, based on, or using bimetallism 2. composed of two different metals — often used of devices having a part in which two metals that expand differently are bonded togetherbimetallic noun

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  • Bimetallic — Bi me*tal lic, a. [Pref. bi + metallic: cf. F. bim[ e]tallique.] 1. Of or relating to, or using, a double metallic standard (as gold and silver) for a system of coins or currency. [archaic] [1913 Webster] 2. Composed of two different metals;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bimetallic — may refer to:*Bimetallism, a monetary standard in economics *Bimetallic strip, a temperature sensitive mechanical device *Binary alloy, in metallurgy, a mixture of two metals *Bimetallic coins …   Wikipedia

  • bimetallic — (adj.) also bi metallic, composed of two metals, 1864, from BI (Cf. bi ) + METALLLIC (Cf. metalllic). In economics, 1876, from Fr. bimétalique (Cornuschi) …   Etymology dictionary

  • bimetallic — [bī΄mə tal′ik] adj. [Fr bimétallique < bi , BI 1 + métallique, metallic] 1. of, containing, or using two metals, often two metals bonded together 2. of or based on bimetallism …   English World dictionary

  • bimetallic — adjective /baɪmɪˈtælɪk/ a) Pertaining to the use of gold and silver to create legal currency , 1908: We well suppose that a Minister needs information as to a point which involves the Navy, India, Canada and the bimetallic question Arthur Conan… …   Wiktionary

  • bimetallic — adj. 1 made of two metals. 2 of or relating to bimetallism. Phrases and idioms: bimetallic strip a sensitive element in some thermostats made of two bands of different metals that expand at different rates when heated, causing the strip to bend.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bimetallic — /buy meuh tal ik/, adj. 1. Metall. a. made or consisting of two metals. b. of or pertaining to a bimetal. 2. pertaining to bimetallism. 3. Engraving. (of an offset plate) consisting of a face layer of chromium, stainless steel, or chemically… …   Universalium

  • bimetallic — adj. composed of two metals; alloy of two metals which expand differently in heat …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bimetallic — adjective 1》 made or consisting of two metals. 2》 historical relating to bimetallism …   English new terms dictionary

  • bimetallic — bi·metallic …   English syllables

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