Definition of inconvertible in English:
1Not able to be changed in form, function, or character.
- These citizens will be issued a non-extendable and inconvertible 30-day stay permit free of charge.
- ‘Don't try to convert the inconvertible,’ he counsels.
- The camera still tended toward the production of noisy clusters of qualitative, subjective, illegible, and inconvertible stuff.
1.1(Of currency) not able to be converted into another form on demand.
- This, most regrettably, has gone much beyond a precarious domestic Credit scheme and a foray into inconvertible currencies.
- In summation, the Americans were suffering the natural aftereffects of a long war financed by debt and inflation, and exacerbated by the continuing circulation of inconvertible paper currency.
- The historian Sumner added that they had the effect of driving specie from circulation, creating a currency of inconvertible and depreciated paper, and fueling a business cycle of boom and bust.
- Example sentences
- But venture capitalists are unwilling to invest in unlisted companies since they cannot retrieve their profits due to the inconvertibility of the yuan.
- China, unlike its crisis-prone neighbors, did not dismantle capital controls or currency inconvertibility during the 1990s, and was less prone to capital flight and currency speculation as a result.
- The cover required to deal with exchange rate and inconvertibility risk are very different in nature.
- Example sentences
- Do you or any of your colleagues, believe for a moment that sustainability and stewardship are not directly and inconvertibly linked?
- It takes a book like the Selfish Gene to convince you inconvertibly.
- One consequence of this exercise is that the execution of Socrates can be concluded to be a logical redundancy as the syllogism had already inconvertibly established the mortality of Socrates prior to any ingestion of hemlock.
Pronunciation: /ˈˌinˌkänˌvərdəˈbilədē/ /ənˌkänˌvərdəˈbilədē/ /ˈˌiNGˌkänˌvərdəˈbilədē/noun
Mid 17th century: from French, or from late Latin inconvertibilis, from in- 'not' + convertibilis (see convertible).
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