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Definitions of conversion

  1. an event that results in a transformation
  2. ( psychiatry) a defense mechanism represses emotional conflicts which are then converted into physical symptoms that have no organic basis
  3. a spiritual enlightenment causing a person to lead a new life
  4. a successful free throw or try for point after a touchdown
  5. the act of changing from one use or function or purpose to another
  6. act of exchanging one type of money or security for another
  7. a change in the units or form of an expression: " conversion from Fahrenheit to Centigrade"
  8. interchange of subject and predicate of a proposition
  9. a change of religion; " his conversion to the Catholic faith"
  10. act of exchanging one of money or security for another
  11. The act of turning or changing from one state or condition to another, or the state of being changed; transmutation; change.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. The act of interchanging the terms of a proposition, as by putting the subject in the place of the predicate, or the contrary.
  15. A change of front, as a body of troops attacked in the flank.
  16. A change of character or use, as of smoothbore guns into rifles.
  17. 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.
  18. Change from one state, or from one religion, to another.
  19. Change; change from wickedness to virtue, or from one religious faith to another; appropriation to a purpose.
  20. The act of converting, or state of being converted.
  21. Change from one state to another; transmutation; a regenerative change of heart or disposition; a change from one religion to another and better; change from one party to another; the act of appropriating to private use; the inference of one proposition from another by transposing the terms. Conversion of equations, the reduction of a fractional equation into an integral one.
  22. Change from one state to another; a change of heart or disposition evidenced by a new course of life and love to God; change from one side, party, or religion to another.

Usage examples for conversion

  1. I have been preaching reform rather than conversion, although I admit that it would please me better if it had been the other way about. – The Outcaste by F. E. Penny
  2. But the Christian tone, so far from leading us to place Beowulf late, would also lead us to place it near the time of the conversion. – Beowulf An Introduction to the Study of the Poem with a Discussion of the Stories of Offa and Finn by R. W. Chambers
  3. He at once cast off his evil companions; remaining faithful to his conversion, in spite of their later " backslidings." – Mr. Jack Hamlin's Mediation and Other Stories by Bret Harte
  4. Dante's poem, on the other hand, sets forth the passage of man from the world of sense to that of spirit; in other words, his moral conversion. – The Function Of The Poet And Other Essays by James Russell Lowell
  5. I owe my very conversion to Rachel's singing. – In His Steps by Charles M. Sheldon
  6. You, count, have wrought my conversion. – Pepita Ximenez by Juan Valera
  7. Just after his conversion he used to preach to everybody. – Cowper by Goldwin Smith
  8. There is no thought of conversion in the woman's mind, you must remember,- merely a hospitable desire to let her know she will be welcome anywhere. – Rossmoyne by Unknown
  9. When Mr. Sankey and myself were in one place in Europe a man preached a sermon against the pernicious doctrines that we were going to preach, one of which was sudden conversion. – Pleasure & Profit in Bible Study by Dwight Moody
  10. Their conversion in this peculiar way was very cheering to us, and it was another lesson to be " instant in season, out of season." – By Canoe and Dog-Train by Egerton Ryerson Young
  11. It came over me last night as a thing that must be- like the conversion of Paul. – The Spinners by Eden Phillpotts
  12. Soon after his conversion he entered the Ministry, and in less than two years he was received into the Conference. – Thirty Years in the Itinerancy by Wesson Gage Miller
  13. This destruction and conversion seem to me the mark of something actually great. – George Bernard Shaw by Gilbert K. Chesterton
  14. If he was afterward converted to Christianity, his friends were ignorant of his conversion. – Abraham Lincoln: Was He A Christian? by John B. Remsburg
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