convertibleness

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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