Definition of convertible adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//kənˈvɜːtəbl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kənˈvɜːrtəbl//
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  1. 1that can be changed to a different form or use a convertible sofa (= one that can be used as a bed) convertible currencies (= ones that can be exchanged for those of other countries) convertible bonds/debt/shares/stocks/securities convertible into/to something The bonds are convertible into ordinary shares.
  2. 2(of a car) having a roof that you can fold down or take off She drove her white convertible Mercedes with the roof down.
  3. 3(of particular types of investment) able to be converted into ordinary shares a sale of shares and convertible bonds
  4. Word Originlate Middle English (in the sense ‘interchangeable’): from Old French, from Latin convertibilis, from convertere ‘turn about’, from con- ‘altogether’ + vertere ‘turn’.
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