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


  1. conversionnoun

    The act of having converted something or someone.

  2. conversionnoun

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

  3. conversionnoun

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

  4. conversionnoun

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

  5. conversionnoun

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

  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.

  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.

  8. conversionnoun

    The act of turning round; revolution; rotation.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Conversionnoun

    Etymology: conversio, Latin.

    Artificial conversion of water into ice, is the work of a few hours; and this of air may be tried by a month’s space. Francis Bacon.

    There are no such natural gradations, and conversions of one metal and mineral into another, in the earth, as many have fancied. John Woodward, Natural History.

    The conversion of the aliment into fat, is not properly nutrition. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.

    They passed through Phenice and Samaria, declaring the conversion of the Gentiles. Acts xv. 4.


  1. conversion

    Conversion generally refers to the process of changing or transforming something from one form, nature, or state to another. This term is widely used in various fields like marketing, religion, math, digital media, science, etc., each having its specific meaning depending on the relevant context.

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

  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

  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

  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

  5. Conversionnoun

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

  6. Conversionnoun

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

  7. Conversionnoun

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

  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

  9. 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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  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. Ralph J. Smith:

    Engineering is the professional art of applying science to the optimum conversion of natural resources to the benefit of man.

  2. 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.

  3. Amit Shah:

    A police complaint has been registered against the so-called homecoming program and the matter has reached the court. ... Let the court decide if it was a forceful conversion or not.

  4. Francis Cardinal George, OMI:

    The primary means of achieving unity, after prayer for the conversion of all of us to the ways of the Lord, is to engage in dialogue. Genuine dialogue means each party brings the fullness of their beliefs and shares them, trusting the dialogue partner to respect them.

  5. Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic:

    We will consider a possible conversion of loans into kuna and see if it is feasible. It is important that the banks remain profitable, but the risks must be shared.

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