from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Capable of being converted.
  • adjective Having a top that can be folded back or removed.
  • adjective Lawfully exchangeable for gold or another currency.
  • noun Something that can be converted.
  • noun A convertible automobile.
  • noun A convertible security.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Capable of being converted; susceptible of change; transmutable; transformable.
  • adjective Capable of being exchanged or interchanged; reciprocal; interchangeable.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Able to be converted
  • adjective obsolete Capable of being turned or rotated
  • adjective Capable of being exchanged or interchanged, reciprocal, interchangeable
  • adjective finance Having the right to be converted into a different security, usually common stock, at the holder's option
  • noun A car whose roof can be removed or folded
  • noun finance A hybrid security that can be converted into stock
  • noun A portable computer that can be physically converted between laptop and tablet configurations.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a sofa that can be converted into a bed
  • noun a corporate security (usually bonds or preferred stock) that can be exchanged for another form of security (usually common stock)
  • noun a car that has top that can be folded or removed
  • adjective capable of being changed in substance as if by alchemy
  • adjective designed to be changed from one use or form to another
  • adjective capable of being exchanged for or replaced by something of equal value


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