In the blogosphere, this conversion experience often has a positively Orwellian flavor.
When I was going to do Pacific Rim, he gave me a private tutoring on 3-D conversion, and on 3-D theory.
And the conversion of this onetime supporter of President Carter to a leader of a conservative movement was complete.
The conversion will replace 194,000 tons of coal at each station.
In his liberal way, however, he found the conversion to Marxism comical rather than horrifying.
It is not conversion of evil men that must be aimed at, but their control.
What mischief is often done by men prior to their conversion in their families!
On a Sunday evening in August, subsequent to his conversion, he was awakened from his slumber by the ringing of the door-bell.
He it was who sent Augustine to attempt the conversion of the English in the year 597.
He was believed to be responsible for the Czar's conversion from liberal ideas to reactionary principles.
mid-14c., originally of religion, from French conversion, from Latin conversionem (nominative conversatio), noun of action from past participle stem of convertere (see convert (v.)). General sense of "transformation" is early 15c. Of buildings, from 1921. Conversion disorder "hysteria" (attested from 1946 but said to have been coined by Freud) was in DSM-IV (1994).
conversion con·ver·sion (kən-vûr'zhən, -shən)
The acquisition by bacteria of a new property associated with presence of a prophage.
A defense mechanism in which repressed ideas, conflicts, or impulses are manifested by various bodily symptoms, such as paralysis or breathing difficulties, that have no physical cause.
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.)