Definitions for Conversionkənˈvɜr ʒən, -ʃən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
con•ver•sionkənˈvɜr ʒən, -ʃən(n.)
the act or process of converting; the state of being converted.
change in character, form, or function.
change from one religion, political belief, viewpoint, course, etc., to another.
a physical transformation from one material or state to another:
conversion of base metals into gold.
the act of obtaining equivalent value, as of money or units of measurement, in an exchange or calculation.
a physical, structural, or design change, as in a building, to effect a change in function.
a substitution of one component for another so as to effect a change:
conversion from oil heat to gas heat.
a change in the form or units of a mathematical expression.
the transposition of the subject and predicate of a logical proposition, as in converting “No good man is unhappy” to “No unhappy man is good.”
the making of an additional score in certain sports, as on a try for a point after a touchdown in football.
Psychoanal. the process by which a repressed psychic event, idea, feeling, memory, or impulse is represented by a bodily change or symptom.
the process of enabling software for one computer system to run on another. the transformation of data from a form compatible with one computer program to a form compatible with another.
Origin of conversion:
1300–50; ME (< AF) < L conversiō a complete change. See convert , -tion
con•ver′sion•al-ʒəˌnɛr i, -ʃə-(adj.)
con•ver′sion•ar`y-ʒəˌnɛr i, -ʃə-(adj.)
conversion, transition, changeover(noun)
an event that results in a transformation
a change in the units or form of an expression: "conversion from Fahrenheit to Centigrade"
a successful free throw or try for point after a touchdown
conversion, rebirth, spiritual rebirth(noun)
a spiritual enlightenment causing a person to lead a new life
(psychiatry) a defense mechanism represses emotional conflicts which are then converted into physical symptoms that have no organic basis
a change of religion
"his conversion to the Catholic faith"
interchange of subject and predicate of a proposition
act of exchanging one type of money or security for another
the act of changing from one use or function or purpose to another
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
conversion(noun)ənˈvɜr ʒən, -ʃən
the act or process of changing from one thing to another
the conversion of food into energy; metric conversions
conversionənˈvɜr ʒən, -ʃən
the act or process of changing from one religion or set of beliefs to another
The act of having converted something or someone.
A chemical reaction wherein a substrate is transformed into a product.
A free-kick, after scoring a try, worth two points.
An extra point scored by kicking a field goal after scoring a touchdown.
An online advertising performance metric representing a visitor performing whatever the intended result of an ad is defined to be.
Under the common law, the tort of the taking of someone's personal property with intent to permanently deprive them of it, or damaging property to the extent that the owner is deprived of the utility of that property, thus making the tortfeasor liable for the entire value of the property.
The process whereby a new word is created without changing the form, often by allowing the word to function as a new part of speech.
The act of turning round; revolution; rotation.
Origin: from conversion, from conversio, from convertere.
the act of turning or changing from one state or condition to another, or the state of being changed; transmutation; change
the act of changing one's views or course, as in passing from one side, party, or from of religion to another; also, the state of being so changed
an appropriation of, and dealing with the property of another as if it were one's own, without right; as, the conversion of a horse
the act of interchanging the terms of a proposition, as by putting the subject in the place of the predicate, or the contrary
a change or reduction of the form or value of a proposition; as, the conversion of equations; the conversion of proportions
a change of front, as a body of troops attacked in the flank
a change of character or use, as of smoothbore guns into rifles
a spiritual and moral change attending a change of belief with conviction; a change of heart; a change from the service of the world to the service of God; a change of the ruling disposition of the soul, involving a transformation of the outward life
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
"the grand epoch for a man," says Carlyle, "properly the one epoch; the turning-point, which guides upwards, or guides downwards, him and his activities for evermore." Convocation
The Roycroft Dictionary
1. To be suddenly seized by fright before a fiction or a fact. 2. To execute a mental and moral pirouette from one absurdity to a worse one. 3. To exhaust one pleasure and seek redemption in another. 4. A backslider from your own ideas to those of an inferior.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Conversion' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4242
Rank popularity for the word 'Conversion' in Nouns Frequency: #1619
Translations for Conversion
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the act of converting
his conversion to Christianity; the conversion of the house into a hotel.
- bekering, omskeppingAfrikaans
- تَحْـويل، هِداية، اعتِنـاق دينArabic
- conversãoPortuguese (BR)
- přeměna, obrat (na/k)Czech
- die Umwandlung, derÜbertrittGerman
- omvendelse; ombygning; konverteringDanish
- προσηλυτισμός, μετατροπήGreek
- conversión; transformaciónSpanish
- pöördumine, muutmineEstonian
- تبدیل؛ تغییرFarsi
- conversion, transformationFrench
- הֲפִיכָה, הֲמָרָהHebrew
- pretvaranje, konverzija, preinakaCroatian
- megtérés; átalakulásHungarian
- (um)breyting; trúskiptiIcelandic
- 개종, 전환Korean
- at(si)vertimas, (pa)vertimas, (pa)virtimasLithuanian
- pārvēršana; pārveidošana; pievēr- šanaLatvian
- bekering, omzettingDutch
- omvendelse; ombygging, forandringNorwegian
- przemiana, nawrócenie sięPolish
- تبدیل؛ تغییرPersian
- اړونه، كرزونه (له يوه حالت نه با حالت ته): تغير: تصرفPashto
- convertire, transformareRomanian
- обращение; превращениеRussian
- konverzia; premenaSlovak
- spreobrnitev, preureditevSlovenian
- omvandling, omvändelse, ombyggnadSwedish
- การเปลี่ยนความเชื่อ; การเปลี่ยนแปลงThai
- din değiştirme, dönme; tadilâtTurkish
- 轉變，換算Chinese (Trad.)
- навертання; перетворенняUkrainian
- تبديلى، تغيرUrdu
- sự chuyển đổiVietnamese
- 变换，转化Chinese (Simp.)
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