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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

con•ver•sionkənˈvɜr ʒən, -ʃən(n.)

  1. the act or process of converting; the state of being converted.

  2. change in character, form, or function.

  3. change from one religion, political belief, viewpoint, course, etc., to another.

  4. a physical transformation from one material or state to another:

    conversion of base metals into gold.

    Category: Physics

  5. the act of obtaining equivalent value, as of money or units of measurement, in an exchange or calculation.

  6. a physical, structural, or design change, as in a building, to effect a change in function.

  7. a substitution of one component for another so as to effect a change:

    conversion from oil heat to gas heat.

  8. a change in the form or units of a mathematical expression.

    Category: Math

  9. 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.”

    Category: Philosphy

  10. the making of an additional score in certain sports, as on a try for a point after a touchdown in football.

    Category: Sport

  11. Psychoanal. the process by which a repressed psychic event, idea, feeling, memory, or impulse is represented by a bodily change or symptom.

    Category: Psychiatry

  12. 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.

    Category: Computers

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.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. conversion, transition, changeover(noun)

    an event that results in a transformation

  2. conversion(noun)

    a change in the units or form of an expression: "conversion from Fahrenheit to Centigrade"

  3. conversion(noun)

    a successful free throw or try for point after a touchdown

  4. conversion, rebirth, spiritual rebirth(noun)

    a spiritual enlightenment causing a person to lead a new life

  5. conversion(noun)

    (psychiatry) a defense mechanism represses emotional conflicts which are then converted into physical symptoms that have no organic basis

  6. conversion(noun)

    a change of religion

    "his conversion to the Catholic faith"

  7. conversion(noun)

    interchange of subject and predicate of a proposition

  8. conversion(noun)

    act of exchanging one type of money or security for another

  9. conversion(noun)

    the act of changing from one use or function or purpose to another

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. conversion(noun)ənˈvɜr ʒən, -ʃən

    the act or process of changing from one thing to another

    the conversion of food into energy; metric conversions

  2. conversionənˈvɜr ʒən, -ʃən

    the act or process of changing from one religion or set of beliefs to another

    religious conversion


  1. conversion(Noun)

    The act of having converted something or someone.

  2. conversion(Noun)

    A chemical reaction wherein a substrate is transformed into a product.

  3. conversion(Noun)

    A free-kick, after scoring a try, worth two points.

  4. conversion(Noun)

    An extra point scored by kicking a field goal after scoring a touchdown.

  5. conversion(Noun)

    An online advertising performance metric representing a visitor performing whatever the intended result of an ad is defined to be.

  6. conversion(Noun)

    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.

  7. conversion(Noun)

    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.

  8. conversion(Noun)

    The act of turning round; revolution; rotation.

  9. Origin: from conversion, from conversio, from convertere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conversion(noun)

    the act of turning or changing from one state or condition to another, or the state of being changed; transmutation; change

  2. Conversion(noun)

    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

  3. Conversion(noun)

    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

  4. Conversion(noun)

    the act of interchanging the terms of a proposition, as by putting the subject in the place of the predicate, or the contrary

  5. Conversion(noun)

    a change or reduction of the form or value of a proposition; as, the conversion of equations; the conversion of proportions

  6. Conversion(noun)

    a change of front, as a body of troops attacked in the flank

  7. Conversion(noun)

    a change of character or use, as of smoothbore guns into rifles

  8. Conversion(noun)

    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

  1. Conversion

    "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. conversion

    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.


  1. Converse

    In logic, the converse of a categorical or implicational statement is the result of reversing its two parts. For the implication P → Q, the converse is Q → P. For the categorical proposition All S is P, the converse is All P is S. In neither case does the converse necessarily follow from the original statement. The categorical converse of a statement is contrasted with the contrapositive and the obverse.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Conversion' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4242

  2. Nouns Frequency

    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.

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