EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN adjective having a folding top, as an automobile or pleasure boat. exchangeable for something of equal value: debts payable only in convertible currencies. noun an automobile or a boat with a folding top. a sofa, couch, or chair whose seating section can be folded out into a bed. Origin of convertible
First recorded in
1350–1400; Middle English
-ible Related forms con·vert·i·bil·i·ty, con·vert·i·ble·ness, noun con·vert·i·bly, adverb non·con·vert·i·bil·i·ty, noun non·con·vert·i·ble, adjective non·con·vert·i·ble·ness, noun non·con·vert·i·bly, adverb un·con·vert·i·bil·i·ty, noun un·con·vert·i·ble, adjective un·con·vert·i·ble·ness, noun un·con·vert·i·bly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for unconvertible Historical Examples of unconvertible British Dictionary definitions for unconvertible adjective capable of being converted (of a car) having a folding or removable roof finance a bond or debenture that can be converted to ordinary or preference shares on a fixed date at a fixed price (of a paper currency) exchangeable on demand for precious metal to an equivalent value Canadian (of a mortgage) able to be converted into a longer term mortgage without financial penalty noun a car with a folding or removable roof Derived Forms convertibility or convertibleness, noun convertibly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unconvertible adj.
late 14c., from Old French
convertible (13c.), from Late Latin convertibilis "changeable," from Latin convertere (see convert (v.)). The noun is recorded from 1610s; meaning "automobile with a fold-down top" is from 1916.
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