[ in-kuh n-vur-tuh-buh l ]
/ ˌɪn kənˈvɜr tə bəl /


(of paper money) not capable of being converted into specie.
not interchangeable.

Origin of inconvertible

First recorded in 1640–50, inconvertible is from the Late Latin word inconvertibilis not alterable. See in-3, convertible

OTHER WORDS FROM inconvertible

in·con·vert·i·bil·i·ty, in·con·vert·i·ble·ness, nounin·con·vert·i·bly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for inconvertible

/ (ˌɪnkənˈvɜːtəbəl) /


incapable of being converted or changed
(of paper currency)
  1. not redeemable for gold or silver specie
  2. not exchangeable for another currency

Derived forms of inconvertible

inconvertibility or inconvertibleness, nouninconvertibly, adverb
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