conversion conversion  /kən ˈvɜr ʒən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an event that results in a transformation
  2. (n) a change in the units or form of an expression:
  3. (n) a successful free throw or try for point after a touchdown
  4. (n) a spiritual enlightenment causing a person to lead a new life
  5. (n) (psychiatry) a defense mechanism represses emotional conflicts which are then converted into physical symptoms that have no organic basis
  6. (n) a change of religion
  7. (n) interchange of subject and predicate of a proposition
  8. (n) act of exchanging one type of money or security for another
  9. (n) the act of changing from one use or function or purpose to another

Usage(s):

  1. Around the time of his conversion, Padilla legally changed his name to Ibrahim.
  2. Mainstream Christian organizations avoid conversion campaigns and declare they are pleased for Jews to remain Jews.
  3. After-market conversion kits are expensive, but impatient drivers are snapping them up to get better mileage.

News

  1. Conversion Charges

    (Cheyenne) — A former executive director of the Eastern Shoshone Housing Authority appeared in federal court Monday for an arraignment on charges of the conversion of moneys from an Indian Tribal organization. Joanne Lynn Seesequasis appeared ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Riverton Radio

  2. Condo conversion law OKd by S.F. board

    Condo conversion law OKd by S.F. board Thousands of San Franciscans could become first-time homeowners while also contributing an estimated $20 million for affordable housing under legislation given initial approval Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors. The legislation would allow about 2,200 tenancy-in-common unit owners who are currently on a waiting list that allows just 200 conversions to ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  3. Condo conversion legislation wins approval of supervisors

    Condo conversion legislation wins approval of supervisors Thousands of San Franciscans could become first-time homeowners while also contributing an estimated $20 million for affordable housing under legislation given initial approval Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors. The legislation would allow about 2,200 tenancy in common unit owners who are currently on a waiting list that allows just 200 ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: San Francisco Chronicle

Quotes

  1. "I'd rather spend the money on the infrastructure, on direct investment, on energy conversion and other kinds of things much more directly and much more rapidly and much more certainly create a real job," said Sen. John Kerry, D-Massachusetts.
    on Jan 9, 2009 By: John Kerry Source: CNN International

  2. America will need foresight like Rudolf Diesel's and motivation like Mark Nagurney's - plenty of both - if it is to achieve what Mr. McCain calls "a swift conversion of American vehicles away from oil" without wrenching disruptions to the US...
    on Jun 28, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Baltimore Sun

  3. "Conversion rates are going back up, so sellers are seeing more success -- and if history is any guide, supply follows demand," Whitman said. "We always anticipated a lag in listings growth. We are not unduly concerned."
    on Apr 18, 2007 By: Meg Whitman Source: BusinessWeek

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