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convert

[kən′vərt]
(computer science)
To transform the representation of data.

CONVERT

(language)
1. (Or "REC", "Regular Expression Converter") A string processing language that combined the pattern matching and transformation operations of COMIT with the recursive data structures of Lisp.

["Convert", A. Guzman et al, CACM 9(8):604-615, Aug 1966].

2. An early language to convert programs and data from one language to another.

["CONVERT Manual", OLI Systems Inc, Oct 1976].
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Levy is converting The Sheffield, a 50-story, 845-unit residential rental building located near Columbus Circle to condominiums and also owns a condo building at 29 John Street, in which he is currently selling units.
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A brand new 65,000 square foot Web Converting plant opened last fall in Indianapolis, effectively doubling the size of the existing site there.
The desirability of converting (to methanol) is simply a cost issue,'' Burke said.
One thermoformer needed two maintenance men before converting but only one afterward.
To perfect conversion rights, a Converting Stockholder must comply with all of the following procedures:
Ford's Lincoln/Mercury product engineers determined that they could achieve reduced weight with increased functionality by converting the design to an aluminum casting.
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Once taxpayers recharacterize a Roth IRA to a "new" traditional IRA, they can reconvert their IRAs back to Roth IRAs, provided they meet the requirements for converting to a Roth IRA in the (re)conversion year.
The cost is far less than that of converting the engines to compressed natural gas, at $75,000 per bus, or buying new vehicles, at around $330,000 apiece.