inconvertible
adjective Etymology: probably from Late Latin inconvertibilis, from Latin in- + convertibilis convertible Date: 1646 not convertible: as a. of paper money not exchangeable for coin b. of a currency not exchangeable for a foreign currency • inconvertibility nouninconvertibly adverb

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  • inconvertible — [ ɛ̃kɔ̃vɛrtibl ] adj. • 1546; de 1. in et convertible 1 ♦ Vx ou didact. Qu on ne peut convertir à une religion, une doctrine. « la protestante inconvertible » (Sainte Beuve). 2 ♦ Fin. Qu on ne peut convertir, échanger contre une monnaie, contre… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Inconvertible — In con*vert i*ble, a. [L. inconvertibilis: cf. F. inconvertible. See {In } not, and {Convertible}.] Not convertible; not capable of being transmuted, changed into, or exchanged for, something else; as, one metal is inconvertible into another;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inconvertible — UK US /ˌɪnkənˈvɜːtɪbl/ adjective ► ECONOMICS unable to be changed into gold, another currency, or another type of investment: »A large part of this amount was locked up in inconvertible securities …   Financial and business terms

  • inconvertible — [in΄kən vʉrt′ə bəl] adj. [LL(Ec) inconvertibilis] that cannot be converted; that cannot be changed or exchanged [paper money that is inconvertible into silver] inconvertibility n …   English World dictionary

  • inconvertible — index certain (positive), constant, irredeemable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • inconvertible — (Del lat. inconvertibĭlis). adj. No convertible …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • inconvertible — (in kon vèr ti bl ) adj. 1°   Qui ne peut être changé, immuable. •   Tertullien soutint contre Hermogène que, si la matière est éternelle, elle est immuable et inconvertible, incapable de tout changement, BOSSUET 6e avert. 13.    Terme de… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • INCONVERTIBLE — adj. des deux genres T. de Finance Qui ne peut être converti. Titre inconvertible et insaisissable. Papier monnaie inconvertible en espèces …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • inconvertible — ► adjetivo Que no se puede transformar. ANTÓNIMO convertible * * * inconvertible. (Del lat. inconvertibĭlis). adj. No convertible. * * * ► adjetivo No convertible …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • inconvertible — adj. 1 not convertible. 2 (esp. of currency) not convertible into another form on demand. Derivatives: inconvertibility n. inconvertibly adv. Etymology: F inconvertible or LL inconvertibilis (as IN (1), CONVERTIBLE) …   Useful english dictionary

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