Change vs Deconvert - What's the difference?

change | deconvert |


As verbs the difference between change and deconvert

is that change is to become something different while deconvert is to undergo a deconversion from a religion, faith or belief or (transitive) to induce (someone) to reject a particular religion, faith, or belief.

As nouns the difference between change and deconvert

is that change is (countable) the process of becoming different while deconvert is an apostate.

change

English

Verb

(chang)
  • To become something different.
  • (ergative) To make something into something different.
  • * {{quote-magazine, title=The climate of Tibet: Pole-land
  • , date=2013-05-11, volume=407, issue=8835, page=80 , magazine=(The Economist) citation , passage=Of all the transitions brought about on the Earth’s surface by temperature change, the melting of ice into water is the starkest. It is binary. And for the land beneath, the air above and the life around, it changes everything.}}
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author= Catherine Clabby
  • , magazine=(American Scientist), title= Focus on Everything , passage=Not long ago, it was difficult to produce photographs of tiny creatures with every part in focus.
  • To replace.
  • To replace one's clothing.
  • To transfer to another vehicle (train, bus, etc.)
  • (archaic) To exchange.
  • * 1610 , , by (William Shakespeare), act 1 scene 2
  • At the first sight / they have changed eyes. (exchanged looks )
  • * 1662 , Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems (Dialogue 2):
  • I would give any thing to change a word or two with this person.
  • To change hand while riding (a horse).
  • to change a horse

    Synonyms

    * (to make something different) alter, modify * (to make something into something different) transform

    Derived terms

    * changeable * change by reversal * change course * change direction * changeful * change out * change hands * change horses in midstream * change integrity * changeling * change one's mind * change one's tune * change places * change tack * change the channel * change the subject * change up * chop and change * everchanging * get changed * leopard change his spots * presto change-o *

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (countable) The process of becoming different.
  • * {{quote-magazine, title=The climate of Tibet: Pole-land
  • , date=2013-05-11, volume=407, issue=8835, page=80 , magazine=(The Economist) citation , passage=Of all the transitions brought about on the Earth’s surface by temperature change , the melting of ice into water is the starkest. It is binary. And for the land beneath, the air above and the life around, it changes everything.}}
    The product is undergoing a change in order to improve it.
  • (uncountable) Small denominations of money given in exchange for a larger denomination.
  • Can I get change for this $100 bill please?
  • (countable) A replacement, e.g. a change of clothes
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2010 , date=December 29 , author=Mark Vesty , title=Wigan 2 - 2 Arsenal , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=After beating champions Chelsea 3-1 on Boxing Day, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger made eight changes to his starting XI in an effort to freshen things up, with games against Birmingham and Manchester City to come in the next seven days.}}
  • (uncountable) Money given back when a customer hands over more than the exact price of an item.
  • A customer who pays with a 10-pound note for a £9 item receives one pound in change .
  • (countable) A transfer between vehicles.
  • The train journey from Bristol to Nottingham includes a change at Birmingham.
  • (baseball) A change-up pitch.
  • (lb) Any order in which a number of bells are struck, other than that of the diatonic scale.
  • * Holder
  • Four bells admit twenty-four changes in ringing.
  • A place where merchants and others meet to transact business; an exchange.
  • A public house; an alehouse.
  • * Burt
  • They call an alehouse a change .

    Usage notes

    * Adjectives often applied to "change": big, small, major, minor, dramatic, drastic, rapid, slow, gradual, radical, evolutionary, revolutionary, abrupt, sudden, unexpected, incremental, social, economic, organizational, technological, personal, cultural, political, technical, environmental, institutional, educational, genetic, physical, chemical, industrial, geological, global, local, good, bad, positive, negative, significant, important, structural, strategic, tactical.

    Synonyms

    (the process of becoming different) transition, transformation

    Derived terms

    * and change * breaking change * bureau de change * chump change * cool change * change agent * change key * change-off * change of heart * change of innings * change of life * change of mind * change of state * change order * change ringing * change-up * chemical change * chump change * climate change * deflection change * fatty change * net change * oil change * phase change * quick-change * regime change * sea change * seed change * sex change * shortchange * small change * sound change * spare change * step change * technological change * the change

    See also

    * modification * mutation * evolution * exchange * reorganization

    References

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    deconvert

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An apostate.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To undergo a deconversion from a religion, faith or belief or (transitive) to induce (someone) to reject a particular religion, faith, or belief.
  • She has deconverted from Christianity, Islam, Judaism, etc.
    They tried to deconvert him.
  • * 1933 , Sinclair Lewis, Ann Vickers , Doubleday, Doran & company, inc., p. 80
  • Oh, I'm not going to try to deconvert them. No! Let them keep their faith, if they like it.
  • * 1961 , Catholic University of America, Herman Joseph Heuser, The American Ecclesiastical Review , Catholic University of America Press, etc., p. 236,
  • The very devout and older Catholics are naturally inclined to see in the sudden North American fury to deconvert and decatholicize Hispanic America an enterprise that is not inspired by Christ but by the Devil, some sort of spiritual rape of the Latin republics.
  • * 2003 , Phil Zuckerman, Invitation to the Sociology of Religion , Routledge (UK), ISBN 0415941253, p. 29,
  • The sociologist studying Mormonism is not out there to deconvert people, engage in historical or theological debates, destroy worldviews, or the like.
  • * 2005 , Anne Schiller, 'Our Heart Always Remembers, We Think of the Words as Long as We Live': Sacred Songs and the Revitalization of Indigenous Religion Among the Indonesian Ngaju'', read in Pamela J. Stewart, Andrew Strathern (editors), ''Expressive Genres and Historical Change: Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and Taiwan , Ashgate Publishing Ltd, ISBN 0754644189, p.111,
  • Some older adherents of Kaharingan reportedly deconvert from the traditional faith to Christianity for fear that their offspring will not conduct proper mortuary rituals on their behalf when it becomes necessary.
  • To revert or (transitive) to restore.
  • * 1941 , United States Congress: House: Appropriations, Fifth Supplemental National Defense Appropriation Bill for 1941: Hearings ... 77th Congress... , p. 122,
  • We must arrange to deconvert chartered vessels if the owner so desires. He may want them put back in the same condition as when chartered.
  • * 2000 , Linda E. Reksten, Using Technology to Increase Student Learning , Corwin Press, ISBN 0803968140, p. 140,
  • Most compression utilities...can convert and deconvert binhex files.
  • * 2001 , Nuclear Energy Agency, Management of Depleted Uranium: A Joint Report , Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, ISBN 9264195254, p. 21,
  • Other organisations have investigated similar technologies or are developing alternative technologies to deconvert UF6 to a stable oxide UF4 or metal form.
  • * 2005 , Alexander Gelbukh, LINK (Online service), Computational Linguistics and Intelligent Text Processing: 6th International Conference, CICLing 2005 , Springer, ISBN 3540245235, p.373,
  • To generate the MA corresponding to a UNL graph, generate an “extended instance” of the UNL graph for each possible variant in that language, deconvert these UNL graphs, then continue as with normal translation...
  • To change a building that has been converted to a new use back to its original use; specifically to change a house that has been converted into apartments or flats back to a single-family dwelling.
  • * 1963 , William E Glynn, Leadership Roles'' read in Paul Vernon Betters (editor), ''City Problems: The Annual Proceedings of the United States Conference of Mayors , City Problems: The Annual Proceedings of the United States Conference of Mayors, p. 86,
  • Roofs were repaired, houses were painted, and rooming houses converted back to single family residences. And meanwhile the owners have spent about $60000 to deconvert' the building to its legal use...Orders to ' deconvert buildings which had been cut up into smaller apartments totaled 156 last year compared with 77 in 1961.
  • * 1968 , New York (State): Governor's Commission Appointed to Review New York State's Abortion Law, Report... , p. 76,
  • The most effective injunction issued was to compel owners to deconvert buildings illegally converted to their original architectural structure.
  • * 2002 , Paul N. Balchin, Maureen Rhoden, Housing Policy: An Introduction , Routledge (UK), ISBN 041525213X, p. 138,
  • The supply of furnished accommodation might decline because landlords faced with rent regulation would prefer to occupy the whole of the property themselves, leave it empty or, given a house price boom, deconvert for owner-occupation.
  • * 2005 , United States Congress: House: Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on Federalism and the Census, A Top to Bottom Review of the Three-Decades-Old Community Development Block Grant Program... , ISBN 0160726964, p. 47,
  • We've done a reasonably good job of trying to deconvert back to an owner-occupied setting.

    References

    * Problems in deconversion

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