in·​con·​vert·​ible | \ ˌin-kən-ˈvər-tə-bəl How to pronounce inconvertible (audio) \

Definition of inconvertible

: not convertible: such as
a of paper money : not exchangeable for coin
b of a currency : not exchangeable for a foreign currency

Other Words from inconvertible

inconvertibility \ ˌin-​kən-​ˌvər-​tə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce inconvertible (audio) \ noun
inconvertibly \ ˌin-​kən-​ˈvər-​tə-​blē How to pronounce inconvertible (audio) \ 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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First Known Use of inconvertible

1646, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for inconvertible

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

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“Inconvertible.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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