What does conversion mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. conversion, transition, changeovernoun

    an event that results in a transformation

  2. conversionnoun

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

  3. conversionnoun

    a successful free throw or try for point after a touchdown

  4. conversion, rebirth, spiritual rebirthnoun

    a spiritual enlightenment causing a person to lead a new life

  5. conversionnoun

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

  6. conversionnoun

    a change of religion

    "his conversion to the Catholic faith"

  7. conversionnoun

    interchange of subject and predicate of a proposition

  8. conversionnoun

    act of exchanging one type of money or security for another

  9. conversionnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. conversionnoun

    The act of having converted something or someone.

    Etymology: from conversion, from conversio, from convertere.

  2. conversionnoun

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

    Etymology: from conversion, from conversio, from convertere.

  3. conversionnoun

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

    Etymology: from conversion, from conversio, from convertere.

  4. conversionnoun

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

    Etymology: from conversion, from conversio, from convertere.

  5. conversionnoun

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

    Etymology: from conversion, from conversio, from convertere.

  6. conversionnoun

    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.

    Etymology: from conversion, from conversio, from convertere.

  7. conversionnoun

    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.

    Etymology: from conversion, from conversio, from convertere.

  8. conversionnoun

    The act of turning round; revolution; rotation.

    Etymology: from conversion, from conversio, from convertere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conversionnoun

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

    Etymology: [L. conversio: cf. F. conversion. See Convert.]

  2. Conversionnoun

    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

    Etymology: [L. conversio: cf. F. conversion. See Convert.]

  3. Conversionnoun

    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

    Etymology: [L. conversio: cf. F. conversion. See Convert.]

  4. Conversionnoun

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

    Etymology: [L. conversio: cf. F. conversion. See Convert.]

  5. Conversionnoun

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

    Etymology: [L. conversio: cf. F. conversion. See Convert.]

  6. Conversionnoun

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

    Etymology: [L. conversio: cf. F. conversion. See Convert.]

  7. Conversionnoun

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

    Etymology: [L. conversio: cf. F. conversion. See Convert.]

  8. Conversionnoun

    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

    Etymology: [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

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Numerology

  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. Martin Bao:

    The user conversion price is much higher, but the profits will come slower ... the purchasing power of these users is much lower than existing users.

  2. Randy Tinseth:

    The next step we are looking at is what we want to do in the single-aisle market, where we see demand for over 1,000 conversions over the next 20 years, we are looking at potentially pursuing a freighter conversion program for the 737-800. We see potential especially in the express market in the U.S. and China.

  3. Frank Guridy:

    The sanitizing of Ali's image in recent years has led many to forget that he was reviled by many during the 1960s for his conversion to Islam and for his refusal to be inducted into the U.S. armed forces, he was seen as a traitor to the United States of America.

  4. Ben Carson:

    He tends to talk about things that are right versus wrong. And that's something that I think many evangelicals identify with. And I'm sure there are some who may be a little skeptical about some of the depth of his evangelical conversion. But they like the fact that he paints things in a way that is very clear.

  5. Corazon Aquino:

    It bids us break the bonds of injustice and oppression which give rise to glaring, and indeed scandalous, social inequalities. Reforming the social structures which perpetuate poverty and the exclusion of the poor first requires a conversion of mind and heart.

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