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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.
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)
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.
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.
con•ver′sion•al, con•ver′sion•ar`y (-ʒəˌnɛr i, -ʃə-) adj.
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.
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|Noun||1.||conversion - an event that results in a transformation|
glycogenesis - the conversion of glucose to glycogen when the glucose in the blood exceeds the demand
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"|
data conversion - conversion from one way of encoding data to another way
|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"
|4.||conversion - a spiritual enlightenment causing a person to lead a new life|
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
|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"
|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"
|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
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.
1. The process or result of changing from one appearance, state, or phase to another:
تَحْـويل، هِداية، اعتِنـاق دين
1. (gen) (Rel) → conversión f (into, to en a)
3. (Rugby, American Ftbl) → transformación f
(= 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 conversion → die Wohnung ist ein ausgebauter Dachstock; conversion rate/table → Umrechnungskurs f → /-tabelle f
conversion(kənˈvəːʃən) , ((American) -ʒən) noun
the act of converting. his conversion to Christianity; the conversion of the house into a hotel. bekering, omskepping تَحْـويل، هِداية، اعتِنـاق دين превръщане conversão přeměna, obrat (na/k) die Umwandlung, der Übertritt omvendelse; ombygning; konvertering προσηλυτισμός, μετατροπήconversión; transformación pöördumine, muutmine تبدیل؛ تغییر muuntaminen conversion, transformationהפיכה, המרה रूपान्तर pretvaranje, konverzija, preinaka megtérés; átalakulás perubahan (um)breyting; trúskipti conversione 転換 개종, 전환 at(si)vertimas, (pa)vertimas, (pa)virtimas pārvēršana; pārveidošana; pievēr- šana penukaran bekering, omzettingomvendelse; ombygging, forandring przemiana, nawrócenie się اړونه، كرزونه (له يوه حالت نه با حالت ته): تغير: تصرف conversão convertire, transformare обращение; превращение konverzia; premena spreobrnitev, preureditev preobraćanje omvandling, omvändelse, ombyggnad การเปลี่ยนความเชื่อ; การเปลี่ยนแปลง din değiştirme, dönme; tadilât 轉變，換算 навертання; перетворення تبديلى، تغير sự chuyển đổi 变换，转化
1. cambio, transformación;
2. transformación de una emoción en una manifestación física;
___ disorder → enajenamiento.