[verb kuh n-vurt; noun kon-vurt] /verb kənˈvɜrt; noun ˈkɒn vɜrt/
verb (used with object)
to change (something) into a different form or properties; transmute; transform.
to cause to adopt a different religion, political doctrine, opinion, etc.:
to convert the heathen.
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.
to modify (something) so as to serve a different function:
to convert an automobile factory to the manufacture of tanks.
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.
Finance. to exchange voluntarily (a bond or preferred stock) into another security, usually common stock, because of the greater value of the latter.
to change in character; cause to turn from an evil life to a righteous one:
to convert a criminal.
Chemistry. to cause (a substance) to undergo a chemical change:
to convert sugar into alcohol.
to invert or transpose.
to appropriate wrongfully to one’s own use.
Logic. to transpose the subject and predicate of (a proposition) by conversion.
Computers. to subject to conversion.
verb (used without object)
to become .
Football. to make a .
one who has been , as to a religion or opinion.
[kon-vurt] /ˈkɒn vɜrt/
verb (mainly transitive) (kənˈvɜːt)
to change or adapt the form, character, or function of; transform
to cause (someone) to change in opinion, belief, etc
to change (a person or his way of life, etc) for the better
(intransitive) to admit of being changed (into): the table converts into a tray
(also intransitive) to change or be changed into another chemical compound or physical state: to convert water into ice
(also intransitive) (rugby) to make a conversion after (a try)
(logic) to transpose the subject and predicate of (a proposition) by conversion
to change (a value or measurement) from one system of units to another
to exchange (a security or bond) for something of equivalent value
a person who has been converted to another belief, religion, etc
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.
1560s, from convert (v.). Earlier was convers (early 14c.).
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].
convertase con·ver·tase (kŏn’vər-tās’, kən-vûr’-) n. An enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of a substance, such as complement, to its active state.
[kuh n-vur-tid] /kənˈvɜr tɪd/ adjective 1. noting a specified type of person who has been converted from the religion, beliefs, or attitudes characteristic of that type: a converted Christian; a converted thief. 2. noting anything, formerly of the type specified, that has been converted to something else: His yacht is a converted destroyer escort. [verb […]
noun 1. white rice prepared from brown rice that has been pressure-steamed to enable the nutrients within the bran to be absorbed by the starchy endosperm before the rice is dried and milled. 2. parboiled rice.
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