What does conversion mean?

Definitions for conversion
kənˈvɜr ʒən, -ʃəncon·ver·sion

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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


  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

  9. Origin: [L. conversio: cf. F. conversion. See Convert.]

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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. conversion

    Reducing a vessel by a deck, thereby converting a line-of-battle ship into a frigate, or a crank three-decker into a good two-decker; or a serviceable vessel into a hulk, resembling a prison or dungeon, internally and externally, as much as possible.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. conversion

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

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

How to pronounce conversion?

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How to say conversion in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of conversion in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of conversion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of conversion in a Sentence

  1. Matt Angle:

    The Department of Justice has completed the conversion from a vote protector to a vote suppressor.

  2. Kate Jones:

    Our model can help decision-makers assess the likely impact (on zoonotic disease) of any interventions or change in national or international government policies, such as the conversion of grasslands to agricultural lands.

  3. Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee:

    Johnson, 68, faces execution after being convicted in the 1984 murder of Connie Johnson, Connie Johnson. Several religious leaders, include the president of the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Church, of which Johnson is a member, have urged Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee to grant Johnson clemency. Johnsons supporters said the inmate experienced a religious conversion and now ministers to other prisoners. BOY, 8, FINDS GUN AND ACCIDENTALLY SHOOTS MOM AT COLLEGE BASEBALL GAME On Tuesday, Leeannounced his decision to deny clemencyfor Johnson, FOX 17 reported. After a prayerful and deliberate consideration of Don Johnsons request for clemency, and after a thorough review of the case, I am upholding the sentence of the State of Tennessee and will not be intervening.

  4. The Department of Transportation:

    This TIGER grant will provide funding to improve bicycling, walking, and general transit conditions for pedestrians and motorists in downtown L?hu’e, additionally, Rice Street, Ho’olako Street, and Pua’ole/Malae will undergo improvements to enhance the overall user experience including the addition of new sidewalks, the creation of a shared use path for bicyclists and pedestrians, and the conversion of an existing street into a bicycle boulevard.

  5. Kevin Sivula:

    At the rate we are using fossil fuels, a solar to hydrogen conversion technology will eventually become economically viable no matter what.

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