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con·ver·sion

 (kən-vûr′zhən)
n.
1.
a. The act of converting.
b. The state of being converted.
2. A change in which one adopts a new religion, faith, or belief.
3. Something that is changed from one use, function, or purpose to another.
4. Law The unlawful appropriation of another's property.
5. The exchange of one type of security or currency for another.
6. Logic The interchange of the subject and predicate of a proposition.
7. Football An extra point or points scored after a touchdown, as by kicking the ball through the uprights or by advancing the ball into the end zone from the two-yard line or a similar short distance.
8. Psychiatry The development of physical symptoms, such as paralysis or sensory deficits, as a response to stress, conflict, or trauma.
9. The expression of a quantity in alternative units, as of length or weight.

[Middle English conversioun, religious conversion, from Old French conversion, from Latin conversiō, conversiōn-, a turning around, from conversus, past participle of convertere, to turn around; see convert.]

con·ver′sion·al, con·ver′sion·ar′y (-zhə-nĕr′ē, -shə-) adj.

conversion

(kənˈvɜːʃən)
n
1.
a. a change or adaptation in form, character, or function
b. something changed in one of these respects
2. (Theology) a change to another attitude or belief, as in a change of religion
3. (Mathematics) maths a change in the units or form of a number or expression: the conversion of miles to kilometres involves multiplying by 1.61.
4. (Logic) logic a form of inference by which one proposition is obtained as the converse of another proposition
5. (Law) law
a. unauthorized dealing with or the assumption of rights of ownership to another's personal property
b. the changing of real property into personalty or personalty into realty
6. (Rugby) rugby a score made after a try by kicking the ball over the crossbar from a place kick
7. (General Physics) physics a change of fertile material to fissile material in a reactor
8. (Automotive Engineering)
a. an alteration to a car engine to improve its performance
b. (as modifier): a conversion kit.
9. (Building) material alteration to the structure or fittings of a building undergoing a change in function or legal status
10. (Law) NZ the unauthorized appropriation of a motor vehicle
[C14: from Latin conversiō a turning around; see convert]
conˈversional, conˈversionary adj

con•ver•sion

(kənˈvɜr 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.
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.
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.”
10. the making of an additional score in certain sports, as on a try for a point after a touchdown in football.
11. Psychoanal. the process by which a repressed psychic event, idea, feeling, memory, or impulse is represented by a bodily change or symptom.
12.
a. the process of enabling software for one computer system to run on another.
b. the transformation of data from a form compatible with one computer program to a form compatible with another.
[1300–50; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin conversiō a complete change. See convert, -tion]
con•ver′sion•al, con•ver′sion•ar`y (-ʒəˌnɛr i, -ʃə-) adj.

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1. Score (one point) immediately after a touchdown by place-kicking the ball over the crossbar and between the goalposts. Two points scored after a touchdown by ballcarrying or passing play.
2. The act of kicking a goal following the scoring of a try; worth an extra two points in addition to the four points (three points in Rugby League) for the try.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.conversion - an event that results in a transformationconversion - an event that results in a transformation
transformation, transmutation, shift - a qualitative change
glycogenesis - the conversion of glucose to glycogen when the glucose in the blood exceeds the demand
isomerisation, isomerization - the conversion of a compound into an isomer of itself
rectification - the conversion of alternating current to direct current
2.conversion - a change in the units or form of an expression: "conversion from Fahrenheit to Centigrade"
figuring, reckoning, calculation, computation - problem solving that involves numbers or quantities
data conversion - conversion from one way of encoding data to another way
digitisation, digitization - conversion of analog information into digital information
3.conversion - a successful free throw or try for point after a touchdown
score - the act of scoring in a game or sport; "the winning score came with less than a minute left to play"
extra point, point after, point after touchdown - in American football a point awarded for a successful place kick following a touchdown
4.conversion - a spiritual enlightenment causing a person to lead a new life
redemption, salvation - (theology) the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil
proselytism - the state of being a proselyte; spiritual rebirth resulting from the zeal of crusading advocacy of the gospel
5.conversion - (psychiatry) a defense mechanism represses emotional conflicts which are then converted into physical symptoms that have no organic basis
psychiatry, psychological medicine, psychopathology - the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
defence, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense mechanism, defense reaction, defense - (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires
6.conversion - a change of religion; "his conversion to the Catholic faith"
alteration, change, modification - an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another; "the change was intended to increase sales"; "this storm is certainly a change for the worse"; "the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago"
Christianisation, Christianization - conversion to Christianity
7.conversion - interchange of subject and predicate of a proposition
rhetorical device - a use of language that creates a literary effect (but often without regard for literal significance)
8.conversion - act of exchanging one type of money or security for another
interchange, exchange - reciprocal transfer of equivalent sums of money (especially the currencies of different countries); "he earns his living from the interchange of currency"
unitisation, unitization - conversion of an investment trust into a unit investment trust
9.conversion - the act of changing from one use or function or purpose to another
change - the action of changing something; "the change of government had no impact on the economy"; "his change on abortion cost him the election"
afforestation - the conversion of bare or cultivated land into forest (originally for the purpose of hunting)
dressing - processes in the conversion of rough hides into leather
transmutation, transubstantiation - an act that changes the form or character or substance of something

conversion

noun
1. change, transformation, metamorphosis, transfiguration, transmutation, transmogrification (jocular) the conversion of disused rail lines into cycle routes
2. adaptation, reconstruction, modification, alteration, remodelling, reorganization A loft conversion can add considerably to the value of a house.
3. reformation, rebirth, change of heart, proselytization his conversion to Christianity

conversion

noun
1. The process or result of changing from one appearance, state, or phase to another:
2. A fundamental change in one's beliefs:
Translations
تَحْـويل، هِداية، اعتِنـاق دين
obratpřeměna
konverteringombygningomvendelse
muundamine
megtérés
breyting; trúskipti
atsivertimasatvertimaspavertimaspavirtimasvertimas
pārveidošanapārvēršanapievēr- šana
konverzia
din değiştirmedönmetadilât

conversion

[kənˈvɜːʃən]
A. N
1. (gen) (Rel) → conversión f (into, to en a)
2. (= house conversion) → reforma f, remodelación f
3. (Rugby, American Ftbl) → transformación f
4. (Jur) → apropiación f ilícita
B. CPD conversion kit Nequipo m de conversión
conversion (loan) stock Nobligaciones fpl convertibles
conversion table Ntabla f de equivalencias

conversion

[kənˈvɜːrʃən] n
[substance, energy, measurement] → conversion f
(to religion)conversion f
(British) [house] → transformation f, aménagement mconversion table ntable f de conversion

conversion

n
(= transformation)Konversion f (→ into in +acc); (Fin, Sci also) → Umwandlung f (→ into in +acc); (Rugby) → Verwandlung f; (of measures)Umrechnung f (→ into in +acc); (of van, caravan etc)Umrüstung f, → Umbau m; (= model)Spezialausführung f; (of building)Umbau m(into zu); (of appliances)Umstellung f (→ to auf +acc); (Comput: of data) → Konvertierung f; the attic flat is a conversiondie Wohnung ist ein ausgebauter Dachstock; conversion rate/tableUmrechnungskurs f/-tabelle f
(Rel, fig) → Bekehrung f, → Konversion f(to zu)

conversion

[kənˈvɜːʃn] n (gen) (Rel) → conversione f (Brit) (of house) → trasformazione f, rimodernamento (Rugby, Am Ftbl) → trasformazione

conversion

(kənˈvəːʃən) , ((American) -ʒən) noun
the act of converting. his conversion to Christianity; the conversion of the house into a hotel.

con·ver·sion

n. conversión.
1. cambio, transformación;
2. transformación de una emoción en una manifestación física;
___ disorderenajenamiento.

conversion

n (psych, etc.) conversión f
References in classic literature ?
New York society has more than one of these sudden political conversions to answer for.
They believed in present miracles, in instantaneous conversions, in revelations by dreams and visions; they drew lots, and sought for Divine guidance by opening the Bible at hazard; having a literal way of interpreting the Scriptures, which is not at all sanctioned by approved commentators; and it is impossibie for me to represent their diction as correct, or their instruction as liberal.
He told of wondrous conversions of evil livers of which he had been the instrument, not only amongst the poor, but amongst the rich and well-to-do; and he also candidly admitted many failures.
It was a parallel case to those sudden conversions at Welsh revival meetings.
Fairy me bola means "Turn me back again," and David's discovery made me uncomfortable, for I knew he had hitherto kept his distance of the fairies mainly because of a feeling that their conversions are permanent.
The pastor reconverted him in a year, but both conversions were merely intellectual, since Gibbon was of all men the most incapable of spiritual emotion.
As they proceeded, the scout ascertained that his companion found access to Uncas, under privilege of his imaginary infirmity, aided by the favor he had acquired with one of the guards, who, in consequence of speaking a little English, had been selected by David as the subject of a religious conversion.
Deacon Milliken gave ten dollars towards the conversion of Syria to Congregationalism, and Mrs.
I in- dulged a faint hope that his conversion would lead him to emancipate his slaves, and that, if he did not do this, it would, at any rate, make him more kind and humane.
Here the followers of John Wesley have set up a temple, built before the period of Methodist conversion to the principles of architectural religion.
In a building at the back, attainable by a courtyard where a plane-tree rustled its green leaves, church-organs claimed to be made, and silver to be chased, and likewise gold to be beaten by some mysterious giant who had a golden arm starting out of the wall of the front hall--as if he had beaten himself precious, and menaced a similar conversion of all visitors.
One of the most frequent topics of conversation between the two friends was Assurance of salvation: Silas confessed that he could never arrive at anything higher than hope mingled with fear, and listened with longing wonder when William declared that he had possessed unshaken assurance ever since, in the period of his conversion, he had dreamed that he saw the words "calling and election sure" standing by themselves on a white page in the open Bible.