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.
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Artificial conversion of water into ice.
Bacon.
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The conversion of the aliment into fat.
Arbuthnot.
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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.
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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.
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Or bring my action of conversion
And trover for my goods.
Hudibras.
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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.
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5. (Math.) 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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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.
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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.
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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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