Conversion - Other Meanings

Other Meanings

  • Conversion (linguistics), the creation of a word from an existing word without any change in form
  • Conversion syndrome, a condition in which physical symptoms arise for which there is no clear explanation; cf. Conversion disorder
  • Conversion therapy, attempts to eliminate or diminish same-sex desires and behaviors
  • Conversion of scripts - procedure of replacing text written in one writing system with characters of another writing system
  • Miniature conversion, altering the appearance of a model

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    Well, “slithy” means “lithe and slimy.” “Lithe” is the same as “active.” You see, it’s like a portmanteau—there are two meanings packed up into one word.
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    An amoeba is a formless thing which takes many shapes. It moves by thrusting out an arm, and flowing into the arm. It multiplies by pulling itself in two, without permanently diminishing the original. So with words. A meaning may develop on the periphery of the body of meanings associated with a word, and shortly this tentacle-meaning has grown to such proportions that it dwarfs all other meanings.
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