con·ver·sion /kənˈvɝʒən, ʃən/
con·ver·sion /kənˈvɝʒən, ʃən/ 名詞
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.”
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.
Or bring my action of conversion
And trover for my goods. --Hudibras.
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.
5. Math. A change or reduction of the form or value of a proposition; as, the conversion of equations; the conversion of proportions.
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.
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.
Frequented their assemblies, . . . and to them preached
Conversion and repentance, as to souls
In prison under judgments imminent. --Milton.
n 1: an event that results in a transformation [syn: transition,
2: a change in the units or form of an expression: "conversion
from Fahrenheit to Centigrade"
3: a successful free throw or try for point after a touchdown
4: a spiritual enlightenment causing a person to lead a new
life [syn: rebirth, spiritual rebirth]
5: (psychiatry) a defense mechanism represses emotional
conflicts which are then converted into physical symptoms
that have no organic basis
6: a change of religion; "his conversion to the Catholic faith"
7: interchange of subject and predicate of a proposition
8: act of exchanging one type of money or security for another
9: the act of changing from one use or function or purpose to
the turning of a sinner to God (Acts 15:3). In a general sense
the heathen are said to be "converted" when they abandon
heathenism and embrace the Christian faith; and in a more
special sense men are converted when, by the influence of divine
grace in their souls, their whole life is changed, old things
pass away, and all things become new (Acts 26:18). Thus we speak
of the conversion of the Philippian jailer (16:19-34), of Paul
(9:1-22), of the Ethiopian treasurer (8:26-40), of Cornelius
(10), of Lydia (16:13-15), and others. (See REGENERATION.)