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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Convertible  \Con*vert"i*ble\,  a.  [L.  convertibilis:  cf  F. 
  convertible.] 
  1.  Capable  of  being  converted;  susceptible  of  change; 
  transmutable;  transformable. 
 
  Minerals  are  not  convertible  into  another  species, 
  though  of  the  same  genus.  --Harvey. 
 
  2.  Capable  of  being  exchanged  or  interchanged;  reciprocal; 
  interchangeable. 
 
  So  long  as  we  are  in  the  regions  of  nature, 
  miraculous  and  improbable,  miraculous  and 
  incredible,  may  be  allowed  to  remain  convertible 
  terms.  --Trench. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  convertible 
  adj  1:  capable  of  being  exchanged  for  or  replaced  by  something  of 
  equal  value;  "convertible  securities"  [syn:  {exchangeable}] 
  [ant:  {inconvertible}] 
  2:  designed  to  be  changed  from  one  use  or  form  to  another;  "a 
  convertible  sofa";  "a  convertible  coupe" 
  3:  capable  of  being  changed  in  substance  as  if  by  alchemy;  "is 
  lead  really  transmutable  into  gold?";  "ideas  translatable 
  into  reality"  [syn:  {transformable},  {translatable},  {transmutable}] 
  n  1:  a  car  that  has  top  that  can  be  folded  or  removed 
  2:  a  corporate  security  (usually  bonds  or  preferred  stock)  that 
  can  be  exchanged  for  another  form  of  security  (usually 
  common  stock)  [syn:  {convertible  security}] 
  3:  a  sofa  that  can  be  converted  into  a  bed  [syn:  {sofa  bed}] 




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