in·​con·​vert·​ible ˌin-kən-ˈvər-tə-bəl How to pronounce inconvertible (audio)
: not convertible: such as
of paper money : not exchangeable for coin
of a currency : not exchangeable for a foreign currency
inconvertibility noun
inconvertibly adverb

Examples of inconvertible in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web They are afflicted with a love for ideas that have repeatedly produced inconvertible failure and should be dead. Steve H. Hanke, National Review, 1 Sep. 2021 The first temptation was for the Song authorities to make the jiaozi inconvertible, severing the connection with metal reserves. Edward Chancellor, WSJ, 10 Mar. 2021 The previous year, Nixon unilaterally made the dollar inconvertible to gold. New York Times, 7 Feb. 2021

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Word History


probably from Late Latin inconvertibilis, from Latin in- + convertibilis convertible

First Known Use

1646, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of inconvertible was in 1646

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“Inconvertible.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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