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convertible

[kuh n-vur-tuh-buh l] /kənˈvɜr tə bəl/
adjective
1.
capable of being converted.
2.
having a folding top, as an automobile or pleasure boat.
3.
exchangeable for something of equal value:
debts payable only in convertible currencies.
noun
4.
an automobile or a boat with a folding top.
5.
a sofa, couch, or chair whose seating section can be folded out into a bed.
6.
Finance. a convertible bond or security.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin convertibilis. See convert, -ible
Related forms
convertibility, convertibleness, noun
convertibly, adverb
nonconvertibility, noun
nonconvertible, adjective
nonconvertibleness, noun
nonconvertibly, adverb
unconvertibility, noun
unconvertible, adjective
unconvertibleness, noun
unconvertibly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for convertibility

convertible

/kənˈvɜːtəbəl/
adjective
1.
capable of being converted
2.
(of a car) having a folding or removable roof
3.
(finance)
  1. a bond or debenture that can be converted to ordinary or preference shares on a fixed date at a fixed price
  2. (of a paper currency) exchangeable on demand for precious metal to an equivalent value
  3. (Canadian, of a mortgage) able to be converted into a longer term mortgage without financial penalty
noun
4.
a car with a folding or removable roof
Derived Forms
convertibility, convertibleness, noun
convertibly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for convertibility

convertible

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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