bimetal vs bimetallic what difference

what is difference between bimetal and bimetallic

English

Alternative forms

  • bi-metal

Etymology

bi- +‎ metal

Adjective

bimetal (not comparable)

  1. Consisting of two metals.

Derived terms

  • bimetal strip
  • bimetallic

Anagrams

  • limbate, timbale


English

Etymology

From French bimétallique. Equivalent to bi- +‎ metallic.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /baɪmɪˈtælɪk/

Adjective

bimetallic (not comparable)

  1. Pertaining to the use of gold and silver to create legal currency.
    • 1908, Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans (Norton 2005), page 1302:
      We well suppose that a Minister needs information as to a point which involves the Navy, India, Canada and the bimetallic question.
  2. More generally, consisting of two metals.

Derived terms

  • bimetallic strip

Noun

bimetallic (plural bimetallics)

  1. Anything (especially a nanoparticle) composed of two metals

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