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convertible    : [kənv'ɚtəbəl]
Convertible \Con*vert"i*ble\, a. [L. convertibilis: cf. F.
convertible.]
1. Capable of being converted; susceptible of change;
transmutable; transformable.
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Minerals are not convertible into another species,
though of the same genus. --Harvey.
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2. Capable of being exchanged or interchanged; reciprocal;
interchangeable.
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So long as we are in the regions of nature,
miraculous and improbable, miraculous and
incredible, may be allowed to remain convertible
terms. --Trench.
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Automobile \Au"to*mo*bile`\, n. [F.]
a self-propelled vehicle used for transporting passengers,
suitable for use on a street or roadway. Many diferent models
of automobiles have beenbuilt and sold commercially,
possessing varied features such as a retractable roof (in a
{convertible}), different braking systems, different
propulsion systems, and varied styling. Most models have four
wheels but some have been built with three wheels.
Automobiles are usually propelled by internal combustion
engines (using volatile inflammable liquids, as gasoline or
petrol, alcohol, naphtha, etc.), and sometimes by steam
engines, or electric motors. The power of the driving motor
varies from under 50 H. P. for earlier models to over 200 H.
P. larger models or high-performance sports or racing cars.
An automobile is commonly called a {car} or an {auto}, and
generally in British usage, {motor cars}.

Syn: car, auto, machine, motorcar.
[Webster 1913 Suppl. PJC]

convertible
adj 1: capable of being exchanged for or replaced by something
of equal value; "convertible securities" [synonym:
{convertible}, {exchangeable}] [ant: {inconvertible},
{unconvertible}, {unexchangeable}]
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" [synonym: {convertible}, {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) [synonym: {convertible}, {convertible security}]
3: a sofa that can be converted into a bed [synonym: {convertible},
{sofa bed}]




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