conversion

[Con*ver┬Ěsion]

Something that is transformed from one state or form to another has had a conversion. The twentieth century saw the conversion from outhouses to indoor plumbing. You may oversee the conversion of your attic into an extra bedroom.

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The act of turning or changing from one state or condition to another, or the state of being changed; transmutation; change.

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a spiritual enlightenment causing a person to lead a new life

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a successful free throw or try for point after a touchdown

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the act of changing from one use or function or purpose to another

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act of exchanging one type of money or security for another

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a change in the units or form of an expression: "conversion from Fahrenheit to Centigrade"

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interchange of subject and predicate of a proposition

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a change of religion; "his conversion to the Catholic faith"

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an event that results in a transformation

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(psychiatry) a defense mechanism represses emotional conflicts which are then converted into physical symptoms that have no organic basis


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The act of turning or changing from one state or condition to another, or the state of being changed; transmutation; change.

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The act of changing one's views or course, as in passing from one side, party, or from of religion to another; also, the state of being so changed.

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An appropriation of, and dealing with the property of another as if it were one's own, without right; as, the conversion of a horse.

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The act of interchanging the terms of a proposition, as by putting the subject in the place of the predicate, or the contrary.

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A change or reduction of the form or value of a proposition; as, the conversion of equations; the conversion of proportions.

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A change of front, as a body of troops attacked in the flank.

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A change of character or use, as of smoothbore guns into rifles.

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A spiritual and moral change attending a change of belief with conviction; a change of heart; a change from the service of the world to the service of God; a change of the ruling disposition of the soul, involving a transformation of the outward life.


Conversion

Con*ver"sion , n. [L. conversio: cf. F. conversion. See Convert.] 1. The act of turning or changing from one state or condition to another, or the state of being changed; transmutation; change.
Artificial conversion of water into ice.
The conversion of the aliment into fat.
2. The act of changing one's views or course, as in passing from one side, party, or from of religion to another; also, the state of being so changed. "Conversion to Christianity." Prescott. 3. (Law) An appropriation of, and dealing with the property of another as if it were one's own, without right; as, the conversion of a horse.
Or bring my action of conversion And trover for my goods.
4. (Logic) The act of interchanging the terms of a proposition, as by putting the subject in the place of the predicate, or the contrary. 5. (Math.) A change or reduction of the form or value of a proposition; as, the conversion of equations; the conversion of proportions. 6. (Mil.) (a) A change of front, as a body of troops attacked in the flank. (b) A change of character or use, as of smoothbore guns into rifles. 7. (Theol.) A spiritual and moral change attending a change of belief with conviction; a change of heart; a change from the service of the world to the service of God; a change of the ruling disposition of the soul, involving a transformation of the outward life.
He oft Frequented their assemblies, . . . and to them preached Conversion and repentance, as to souls In prison under judgments imminent.

The act of turning or changing from one state or condition to another, or the state of being changed; transmutation; change.

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Usage Examples

I used to be a Catholic. I left because I object to conversion by concussion. If you don't agree with what they teach, you get clobbered over the head until you do. All that does is change the shape of the head.

I read Freud's Introductory Lectures in Psychoanalysis in basically one sitting. I decided to enroll in medical school. It was almost like a conversion experience.

The conversion of agnostic High Tories to the Anglican church is always rather suspect. It seems too pat and predictable, too clearly a matter of politics rather than faith.

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Other Usage Examples

I mean, I went to a church school when I was younger and imbibed a certain amount of religion then but it was really in university that I got interested in religion and politics at the same time. I don't think as if it were one moment of conversion but my spiritual journey really began then.

Conversion is not my intention. Changing religion is not easy. You may develop some kind of confusion or difficulties.

A revival does two things. First, it returns the Church from her backsliding and second, it causes the conversion of men and women and it always includes the conviction of sin on the part of the Church. What a spell the devil seems to cast over the Church today!

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