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PAPER MONEY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does paper money mean? 

PAPER MONEY (noun)
  The noun PAPER MONEY has 1 sense:

1. currency issued by a government or central bank and consisting of printed paper that can circulate as a substitute for specie

  Familiarity information: PAPER MONEY used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PAPER MONEY (noun)


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Meaning:

Currency issued by a government or central bank and consisting of printed paper that can circulate as a substitute for specie

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

folding money; paper currency; paper money

Hypernyms ("paper money" is a kind of...):

currency (the metal or paper medium of exchange that is presently used)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "paper money"):

fractional currency (paper currency in denominations less than the basic monetary unit)

fiat money (money that the government declares to be legal tender although it cannot be converted into standard specie)

bank bill; bank note; banker's bill; banknote; bill; Federal Reserve note; government note; greenback; note (a piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank))


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