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conversion

Subject: Religion

The term implies rejection of one way of life for another, generally better, after brief and intense insight into the shortcomings of self or the demands of circumstance. Ancient religious ...

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A Dictionary of Nursing (8 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2021
Subject:
Medicine and health
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17 words

... [kŏn- ver -shŏn] n. ( in psychiatry ) the expression of psychological conflict as physical...

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A Dictionary of Social Media

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
26 words

...conversion In marketing jargon, the transformation of ‘leads’ into ‘sales’—that is, of potential purchasers into actual ones. See also attribution modelling ; conversion metrics ; funnel ; web analytics...

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A Dictionary of Accounting (5 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
29 words

... The tort (civil wrong) equivalent to the crime of theft. It is possible to bring an action in respect of conversion to recover damages, but this is...

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A Dictionary of Business and Management (6 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
29 words

... The tort (civil wrong) equivalent to the crime of theft. It is possible to bring an action in respect of conversion to recover damages, but this is...

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering (2 ed.)

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2020

... The process of cutting up tree trunks into sections prior to seasoning . The aim of conversion is to maximize output in financial rather than volume...

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Concise Medical Dictionary (10 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Medicine and health, Clinical Medicine
Length:
65 words

... n. (in psychiatry) the expression of conflict as physical symptoms. Psychoanalysts believe that the repressed instinctual drive is manifested as motor or sensory loss, such as paralysis, rather than as speech or action. This is thought to be one of the ways in which conversion disorder is produced. An easier way to conceptualize conversion is as a physical expression of emotional...

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A Dictionary of Sociology (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Sociology
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163 words

... In religious terms, this refers to sudden and dramatic experience of God that brings about a profound change in a person’s religious status. For example, in Protestant, evangelical Christianity, there is an emphasis on personal and emotional experience of God, and thus on the importance of a conversion. In sociological terms, conversion refers to the process by which a person achieves membership of a religious group; it is common to contrast the achievement of Christian membership of a sect by a conversion experience, and of a church by training...

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Richard Peace

The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
Length:
521 words

...’s conversion on the road to Damascus has often been seen as the prime example of Christian conversion (Acts 9, 22, 26) but mostly conversion is a ‘process’ that unfolds over time (the conversion of the twelve took some three years). Various paths lead to Christian conversion. For some the process involves a personal decision to commit one’s life to Jesus, as in evangelical Churches. For others, conversion is more a matter of nurture and community whereby one joins a church, often via confirmation , as in mainline Churches. For still others, conversion comes...

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Sebastian C.H. Kim

The Oxford Encyclopaedia of South Asian Christianity

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
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1,878 words

...initiated a major development in the interpretation of conversion. The ecumenical understanding of conversion could be summarized thus: first, the focus of Christian conversion should be on the Kingdom of God rather than on the church as an institution. Second, conversion is a two-way simultaneous action of turning to God and, at the same time, to the world, not one after the other. Third, the collective and ethical dimensions of conversion take precedence over the personal and spiritual ones. Conversion has more to do with our response to the world's need...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
231 words

...against forced conversions, emphasizing instead Muhammad's practice of inviting people to Islam through preaching, teaching, and warning. Historically, some forced conversions under threat of exile or death did occur, but these are considered deviations from the rule. Nevertheless, pressure for conversion existed because conversion to Islam meant the right to own land and slaves, lower taxes, and privileges in certain types of trade, as well as polygyny and the attainment of higher social positions. Since the mid-sixteenth century conversions have been...

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A Dictionary of Law Enforcement (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Law
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131 words

... The tort of wrongfully dealing with a person's goods in a way that constitutes a denial of the owner's rights or an assertion of rights inconsistent with the owner's. Wrongfully taking possession of goods, disposing of them, destroying them, or refusing to give them back are acts of conversion. Mere negligence in allowing goods to be lost or destroyed was not conversion at common law , but is a ground of liability under the Torts (Interference with Goods) Act 1977 . The claimant in conversion must prove that he had ownership, possession, or the...

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
532 words

...from the vocabulary of conversion, thus giving it an institutional dimension. In the Middle Ages, conversion also and especially designated that of peoples ( Anglo-Saxons , Scandinavians , Slavs …) to Christianity. This conversion, which had not only a religious dimension but also a political one, came about through the intermediary of missionaries : Columbanus , Gregory the Illuminator , Cyril and Methodius … who announced the Gospel and co-operated to establish ecclesial structures once the rulers were baptized. This conversion of peoples was not...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
117 words

... The term implies rejection of one way of life for another, generally better, after brief and intense insight into the shortcomings of self or the demands of circumstance. Ancient religious cult did not require such radical or sudden shifts. Devotees could embrace one allegiance without renouncing others. The characteristic word for conversion in the NT, metanoia (change of heart or mind), was used also by Classical philosophers. Acc. to the Stoic Hierocles, ‘conversion is the beginning of philosophy’. There was among the Romans a contrasting...

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015

...General Remarks on Hysterical Attacks’ ( Standard Edition , IX, pp. 229–33). See also conversion disorder , conversion hysteria...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
296 words

... . Conversion is a process common to all religions in its preliminary sense of ‘conversion of manners’—i.e. the turning of one's life more deliberately toward the goals of the religion in question. But conversion also has a stronger sense, namely, the transfer of a person (or group of people) from one religion to another, or from no religion to belief. Conversion in that stronger sense is an extremely complex phenomenon, having a different status and priority in different religions. Judaism, for example, became highly resistant to seeking converts, not...

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The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Language reference, Usage and Grammar Guides
Length:
302 words

...unusual recent conversion is the use of plus , already a preposition and noun, as a colloquial conjunction : 10% bonus offer until 31st December, plus you’ll get a mystery present Minor types of conversion include conversions of closed ( 1 ) class words (e.g. the ins and outs , the whys and wherefores ); of affixes (e.g. So you’ve got an ology , isms and wasms ); and arguably even of whole phrases (e.g. his prolier-than-thou protestations ). A distinction is sometimes made between full conversion , as here, and partial conversion . In the...

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A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017

... The change of one form of energy into another, for example converting the chemical (potential) energy of a fuel (such as gasoline, coal, or biomass ) into heat or electricity (both of which are varieties of kinetic...

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Lieke Stelling

The Oxford Guide to the Historical Reception of Augustine

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Religion
Length:
2,888 words

... Conversion Conversion appears on many levels in Aug.'s works. In addition to the well-known description of his own conversion in a Milanese garden in bk 8 of the Confessions , Aug. relates the conversions of others and gives definitions of conversion in several of his writings, including conf., ep ., and en. Ps . His decision to pursue a life of philosophy after reading Cicero's Hortensius ( conf . 3.7–8), as...

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A Dictionary of Chemical Engineering

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014

...conversion A measure of the completeness of a chemical reaction. It is often presented as the fraction of a particular reactant consumed by the chemical reaction. The conversion per pass is a measure of the limiting reactant that is converted in a chemical reactor and recycled for combination with fresh reactant feed. Not all reactions are complete within the reactor, and in many cases, unreacted reactants are separated from products and recycled for further opportunities for reaction. ...

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Colwyn Williamson

The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Philosophy
Length:
91 words

... . Reversing the order of terms in a proposition. Thus ‘The idle are unemployed’ is converted (invalidly) to ‘The unemployed are idle’. Valid in traditional logic for ‘No S are P ’ and ‘Some S are P ’, invalid for ‘All S are P ’ and ‘Some S are not P ’. The (valid) move from ‘All S are P ’ to ‘Some P are S ’ is called ‘conversion per accidens ’. Mr Colwyn Williamson See also logic, traditional . J. N. Keynes , Formal Logic , 4th edn. (London, 1906), ch....

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