gold point


gold point
1. the point at which it is equally expensive to buy, sell, export, import, or exchange gold in adjustment of foreign claims or counterclaims.
2. the melting point of gold, equal to 1036°C and used as a fixed point on the international temperature scale.
[1880-85]

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