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conversion

CONVERSION, n. [L. See Convert.]

1. In a general sense, a turning or change from one state to another; with regard to substances, transmutation; as a conversion of water into ice, or of food into chyle or blood.

2. In military affairs, a change of front, as when a body of troops is attacked in the flank, and they change their position to face the enemy.

3. In a theological or moral sense, a change of heart, or dispositions, in which the enmity of the heart to God and his law and the obstinacy of the will are subdued, and are succeeded by supreme love to God and his moral government, and a reformation of life.

4. Change from one side or party to another.

That conversion will be suspected that apparently concurs with interest.

5. A change from one religion to another; as the conversion of the Gentiles. Acts 15.

6. The act of appropriating to private use; as in trover and conversion.

Conversion of equations, in algebra, the reduction of equations by multiplication, or the manner of altering an equation, when the quantity sought or any member of it is a fraction; the reducing of a fractional equation into an integral one.

Conversion of propositions, in logic, is a changing of the subject into the place of the predicate, and still retaining the quality of the proposition.

Conversion of the ratios, in arithmetic, is the comparing of the antecedent with the difference of the antecedent and consequent, in two equal ratios or proportions.

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blind

BLIND, a.

1. Destitute of the sense of seeing, either by natural defect, or by deprivation;not having sight.

2. Not having the faculty of discernment; destitute of intellectual light; unable to understand or judge; ignorant; as authors are blind to their own defects.

Blind should be followed by to; but it is followed by of, in the phrase,blind of an eye.

3. Unseen;; out of public view; private; dark; sometimes implying contempt or censure; as a blind corner.

4. Dark; obscure; not easy to be found; not easily discernible; as a blind path.

5. Heedless; inconsiderate; undeliberating.

This plan is recommended neither to blind approbation or blind reprobation.

6. In scripture, blind implies not only want of discernment, but moral depravity.

BLIND, v.t. To make blind; to deprive of sight.

1. To darken; to obscure to the eye.

Such darkness blinds the sky.

2. To darken the understanding; as, to blind the mind.

3. To darken or obscure to the understanding.

He endeavored to blind and confound the controversy.

4. To eclipse.

BLIND, or BLINDE, See Blend, an ore.

BLIND, n. Something to hinder the sight.

Civility casts a blind over the duty.

1. Something to mislead the eye or the understanding; as, one thing serves as a blind for another.

2. A screen; a cover; as a blind for a window, or for a horse.

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HAM'LETED, a. Accustomed to a hamlet, or to a country life.

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