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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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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.

CON-VER'SION, n. [L. conversio. 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. – Johnson.
  5. A change from one religion to another; as, the conversion of the Gentiles. – Acts xv.
  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. – Encyc. Bailey. Johnson. Conversion of propositions, in logic, is a changing of the subject into the place of the predicate, and still maintaining the quality of the proposition. – Bailey. 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. – Bailey.

Con*ver"sion
  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.
    Bacon.

    The conversion of the aliment into fat.
    Arbuthnot.

  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. 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.
    Hudibras.

  4. The act of interchanging the terms of a proposition, as by putting the subject in the place of the predicate, or the contrary.
  5. A change or reduction of the form or value of a proposition; as, the conversion of equations; the conversion of proportions.
  6. A change of front, as a body of troops attacked in the flank.

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  7. 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.
    Milton.

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Conversion

CONVERSION, noun [Latin 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 15:3.

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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