Translation of conversion in Spanish:

conversion

Pronunciation: /kənˈvɜːrʒən; kənˈvɜːʃən/

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  • 1 u and c 1.1 (transformation) conversion (into/to sth) conversión (feminine) or transformación (feminine)(en algo) what's the formula for the conversion of miles into kilometers? ¿cuál es la fórmula para convertir millas a or (Spain/España) en kilómetros? 1.2 (change, switch) conversion (from sth to sth) conversión (feminine)(de algo a algo)
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    • The expenditure during the quarter ended June 2002 includes costs incurred towards the process of conversion of the company into a commercial bank.
    • The exhibits explaining the process of bio energy conversion with sewage water would have been music to the ears of die-hard environmentalists.
    • The characteristics of the transformed films and of the process by which conversion occurs challenge current models of the stable surfactant film.
    1.3 [Religion/Religión] conversión (feminine)
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    • The most fundamental religious experience of Newman's life was his adolescent conversion to evangelical religion.
    • A conversion from one religion to another may also help one overcome ambivalence; the imagery used for God may differ from that used in childhood.
    • Unlike Buddhism, Jainism did not advocate conversion to its religion and it did not spread outside the country.
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    • The literary masterpiece Barrow draws on to illumine the path of conversion and repentance is Dante's Purgatorio.
    • Saturday morning I lectured for another three hours on conversion and repentance.
    • The monastery, that is to say, is a place of continual repentance, of constantly renewed conversion.
  • 2 uncountable/no numerable [Law/Derecho] apropiación (feminine) indebida
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    • It was held that the plaintiffs could successfully maintain an action in conversion against the defendant as they still enjoyed the general property in the car.
    • They may be interests in property, as in actions for trespass and conversion; or interests in unimpaired relations with others, as in causing injury or death to relatives.
    • A fortunate few have previously negotiated conversion from lease to proper title with the former laird for just the cost of the legal expenses.
  • 4 c and u (in US football) conversión (feminine)
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    • If this monotonous mess doesn't end after two overtimes, teams are forced to go for two points on touchdown conversions.
    • The colleges introduced two-point conversions in 1957.
    • He bagged two touchdowns, four conversions and a penalty.

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.