Convert



[verb kuh n-vurt; noun kon-vurt] /verb kənˈvɜrt; noun ˈkɒn vɜrt/

verb (used with object)
1.
to change (something) into a different form or properties; transmute; transform.
2.
to cause to adopt a different religion, political doctrine, opinion, etc.:
to convert the heathen.
3.
to turn to another or a particular use or purpose; divert from the original or intended use:
They converted the study into a nursery for the baby.
4.
to modify (something) so as to serve a different function:
to convert an automobile factory to the manufacture of tanks.
5.
to obtain an equivalent value for in an exchange or calculation, as money or units of measurement:
to convert bank notes into gold; to convert yards into meters.
6.
Finance. to exchange voluntarily (a bond or preferred stock) into another security, usually common stock, because of the greater value of the latter.
7.
to change in character; cause to turn from an evil life to a righteous one:
to convert a criminal.
8.
Chemistry. to cause (a substance) to undergo a chemical change:
to convert sugar into alcohol.
9.
to invert or transpose.
10.
Law.

11.
to appropriate wrongfully to one’s own use.
12.
Logic. to transpose the subject and predicate of (a proposition) by conversion.
13.
Computers. to subject to conversion.
verb (used without object)
14.
to become .
15.
Football. to make a .
noun
16.
one who has been , as to a religion or opinion.
[kon-vurt] /ˈkɒn vɜrt/
noun, Informal.
1.
a automobile.
2.
a .
verb (mainly transitive) (kənˈvɜːt)
1.
to change or adapt the form, character, or function of; transform
2.
to cause (someone) to change in opinion, belief, etc
3.
to change (a person or his way of life, etc) for the better
4.
(intransitive) to admit of being changed (into): the table converts into a tray
5.
(also intransitive) to change or be changed into another chemical compound or physical state: to convert water into ice
6.
(law)

7.
(also intransitive) (rugby) to make a conversion after (a try)
8.
(logic) to transpose the subject and predicate of (a proposition) by conversion
9.
to change (a value or measurement) from one system of units to another
10.
to exchange (a security or bond) for something of equivalent value
noun (ˈkɒnvɜːt)
11.
a person who has been converted to another belief, religion, etc
v.

c.1300, from Old French convertir, from Vulgar Latin *convertire, from Latin convertere “turn around, transform,” from com- “together” (see com-) + vertere “to turn” (see versus). Originally in the religious sense. The Latin word is glossed in Old English by gecyrren, from cierran “to turn, return.” Related: Converted; converting.
n.

1560s, from convert (v.). Earlier was convers (early 14c.).
language
1. (Or “REC”, “Regular Expression Converter”) A string processing language that combined the pattern matching and transformation operations of COMIT with the recursive data structures of Lisp.
[“Convert”, A. Guzman et al, CACM 9(8):604-615, Aug 1966].
2. An early language to convert programs and data from one language to another.
[“CONVERT Manual”, OLI Systems Inc, Oct 1976].
(2007-02-05)

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