Conversion is a term originating from the Latin conversio that refers to the action and effect of converting or becoming (causing a person or thing to become something other than what it is in the first place).
For rhetoric, for example, the conversion or epiphora is a figure that consists of using the same word at the end of two or more members of the period.
Initiation or conversion to baptism is done through baptism.
Conversion in religion
According to abbreviationfinder.org, the concept is used in the field of religion to name the practice that consists of a person adopting as their own the beliefs and rituals of the community of believers to which they join. Conversion is a rite of passage or initiation through which the convert is publicly and officially recognized as a new member of the group.
Christianization is conversion to Christianity. Throughout history, this process has been carried out in different ways, both peaceful and violent. The initiation rite of Christianity is baptism.
Conversion to Judaism is regulated by a rule known as giur. The convert must undergo circumcision and a ritual bath, in addition to showing his understanding of the religion and accepting the obligations it imposes.
Conversion can also refer to currency or currency exchange, which is a financial operation that consists of exchanging money from one country (for example, Argentine pesos) for money from another (dollars, euros, etc.).
In the case of currency, achieving the best possible conversion at a given time requires several factors, the most important being time and mobility ; Many foreign exchange companies take advantage of circumstances such as being in an airport, about to board a flight and needing the money urgently. Similarly, there are often considerable differences in the rate between any two currencies, depending on the country in which the conversion is made.
The conversion of a currency implies exchanging it for a different one of equivalent value.
Computing and file conversion
In computing, conversion is the transformation of computer data from one concrete representation to another, which involves changing the format of the bits. On the other hand, the concept refers to the adaptation of a file, generally video or audio, so that it can be played in a specific program or work environment.
Despite the standardization and massification of multimedia content in digital media, we are far from a universal system in which it is possible to consume all products in a simple and direct way. Each company has its own interests and this usually leads to the creation of its own formats, incompatible with competing players; This situation is seen daily with the wide variety of audio and video file extensions, such as mp3, aac, wmv, avi and mov.
How to switch from one format to another
There are various applications capable of converting a file but, as expected, there is not a single program that dominates all formats, and to add to this, many of them do not offer very satisfactory results. The large number of tools that promise the same benefits and that circulate for free on the Internet makes it difficult to spot the one that really works as it should.
In general, it is best to use an open source program, since it is supported by many developers who are constantly working to improve it and include all the features that users want. However, some world famous players allow you to convert your files to secondary formats for them; such is the case of iTunes, which prioritizes the use and distribution of songs in aac, but offers their conversion to mp3.