Definition of inconvertible in English:

inconvertible

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Pronunciation: /ɪnkənˈvəːtɪb(ə)l
 
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adjective

1Not able to be changed in form, function, or character.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.

Origin

mid 17th century: from French, or from late Latin inconvertibilis, from in- 'not' + convertibilis (see convertible).

Derivatives

inconvertibility

Pronunciation: /-ˈbɪlɪti/
noun
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  • 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.

inconvertibly

adverb
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  • 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.

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