convertible

[kuhn-vur-tuh-buhl]
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; Middle English < Medieval Latin convertibilis. See convert, -ible

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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convertible (kənˈvɜːtəbəl)
 
adj
1.  capable of being converted
2.  (of a car) having a folding or removable roof
3.  finance
 a.  a bond or debenture that can be converted to ordinary or preference shares on a fixed date at a fixed price
 b.  (of a paper currency) exchangeable on demand for precious metal to an equivalent value
 c.  (Canadian) of a mortgage able to be converted into a longer term mortgage without financial penalty
 
n
4.  a car with a folding or removable roof
 
converti'bility
 
n
 
con'vertibleness
 
n
 
con'vertibly
 
adv

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convertible
late 14c., from Fr. convertible (13c.), from L.L. convertibilis, from convertere (see convert). The noun is recorded from 1610s; meaning "automobile with a removable top" is from 1916.
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Example sentences
Make sure you wear long sleeves and convertible long pants.
If you're only driving to the store, you're wasting your money on the
  convertible.
We rapidly harvest the fatty acids, which are then readily convertible into the
  main components of jet fuel.
She was riding in a convertible and her top was down.
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