inconvertible

adjective
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

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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 The first temptation was for the Song authorities to make the jiaozi inconvertible, severing the connection with metal reserves. Edward Chancellor, WSJ, "‘Empire of Silver’ Review: Eastern Standard," 10 Mar. 2021 The previous year, Nixon unilaterally made the dollar inconvertible to gold. New York Times, "George P. Shultz, Top Cabinet Official Under Nixon and Reagan, Dies at 100," 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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The first known use of inconvertible was in 1646

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18 Mar 2021

Cite this Entry

“Inconvertible.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inconvertible. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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