American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. That can be converted: a convertible sofa bed.
- adj. Having a top that can be folded back or removed: a convertible automobile.
- adj. Lawfully exchangeable for gold or another currency: dollars convertible into yen.
- n. Something that can be converted.
- n. A convertible automobile.
- n. A convertible security.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of being changed in form, substance, or condition; susceptible of change; transmutable; transformable: as, iron is convertible into steel, and wood into charcoal.
- Capable of being turned into an equivalent by exchange; transformable by mutual transfer: as, bonds or scrip convertible into other securities; convertible property.
- Specifically, in banking and com., capable of being converted or changed into gold of similar amount at any time: applied to bank-notes and other forms of paper money: as, a convertible paper currency.
- Capable of being applied or turned, as to a new use.
- So constituted as to be interchangeable; equivalent in certain or all respects.
- In logic, true, or asserted to be true, after conversion or the interchange of subject and predicate. See conversion, 2.
- adj. Able to be converted
- adj. obsolete Capable of being turned or rotated
- adj. Capable of being exchanged or interchanged, reciprocal, interchangeable
- adj. finance Having the right to be converted into a different security, usually common stock, at the holder's option
- n. A car whose roof can be removed or folded
- n. finance A hybrid security that can be converted into stock
- n. A portable computer that can be physically converted between laptop and tablet configurations.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Capable of being converted; susceptible of change; transmutable; transformable.
- adj. Capable of being exchanged or interchanged; reciprocal; interchangeable.
- n. a sofa that can be converted into a bed
- n. a corporate security (usually bonds or preferred stock) that can be exchanged for another form of security (usually common stock)
- n. a car that has top that can be folded or removed
- adj. capable of being changed in substance as if by alchemy
- adj. designed to be changed from one use or form to another
- adj. capable of being exchanged for or replaced by something of equal value
“Japan's Elpida Memory Inc. said this month it will issue 60 billion yen (about $738 million) in convertible bonds partly to finance its capital outlays for its dynamic random access memory chip facilities.”
“It also plans to raise up to € 250 million in convertible bonds.”
“Advice: Buy a multisector bond fund that has a large portion of its portfolio in convertible bonds.”
“As of June 30, the fund had 24% of its assets in convertible bonds.”
“The Mini Cooper convertible is like a puppy in a pet shop: Oooooh, so cute!”
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“The Mini Cooper convertible is charming, but has some annoyances.”
“Mini convertible is 145.6 inches long (except S and JCW are 146.2 inches long), 66.3 inches wide, 55.4 inches tall on a 97. 1-inch wheelbase.”
“Those startups will then compete for an additional $150,000 in convertible notes.”
“Qualcomm Ventures will select four semi-finalists, from North America, Europe, China and India, to receive $100,000 each in convertible notes.”
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