conversion[kən vʉr′z̸hən, -s̸hən]
- The definition of a conversion is a change from one religion to another or adopting a religion.
An example of conversion is a Catholic switching to Taoism.
- A conversion is defined as an exchange from one unit of measure to another.
- An example of conversion is exchanging dollars for euros.
- An example of conversion is figuring out how many cups are in a liter.
- a converting or being converted; specif.,
- a change from lack of faith to religious belief; adoption of a religion
- a change from one belief, religion, doctrine, opinion, etc. to another
- an exchange of one kind or class or security for another
- an exchange of a currency for an equivalent amount of another currency or precious metal
- ☆ Football
- an additional scoring opportunity of a point or two, as by kicking, passing, or running with the ball, awarded to a team after it scores a touchdown
- the score so made
- Rugby a somewhat similar play as in football that scores two points after a try
- unlawful appropriation or use of another's property, resulting in a deprivation of ownership rights
- an exchange of property from real to personal, or the reverse, as for settling the terms of a willin full equitable conversion
- Logic the interchanging of the terms of a proposition: by conversion, “All of A is B” becomes “All of B is A”
- Math. a change in the form of a quantity, a unit, or an expression without a change in the value
- Psychiatry a mechanism by which emotional conflict is transformed into an apparent physical disability affecting the sensory or voluntary motor systems and having symbolic meaning
Origin of conversionMiddle English conversioun ; from Old French conversion ; from Classical Latin conversio ; from past participle of convertere: see convert
- a. The act of converting.b. The state of being converted.
- A change in which one adopts a new religion, faith, or belief.
- Something that is changed from one use, function, or purpose to another.
- Law The unlawful appropriation of another's property.
- The exchange of one type of security or currency for another.
- Logic The interchange of the subject and predicate of a proposition.
- 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.
- Psychiatry A psychological defense mechanism by which repressed ideas, conflicts, or impulses are manifested by various bodily symptoms, such as paralysis or sensory deficits, that have no physical cause.
- The expression of a quantity in alternative units, as of length or weight.
Origin of conversionMiddle 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
- The act of converting something or someone.
- His conversion to Islam
- The conversion of the database from ASCII to Unicode
- (computing) A software product converted from one platform to another.
- (chemistry) A chemical reaction wherein a substrate is transformed into a product.
- (rugby) A free-kick, after scoring a try, worth two points.
- (American football) An extra point scored by kicking a field goal after scoring a touchdown.
- (marketing) An online advertising performance metric representing a visitor performing whatever the intended result of an ad is defined to be.
- (law) 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.
- the conversion of a horse
- (linguistics) 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.
- (logic) The act of interchanging the terms of a proposition, as by putting the subject in the place of the predicate, or vice versa.
- (mathematics) A change or reduction of the form or value of a proposition.
- the conversion of equations; the conversion of proportions
conversion - Computer Definition
(1) "Data conversion" is changing data from one file or database format to another. It may also require code conversion between ASCII and EBCDIC.
(2) "Graphics conversion" is changing from one vector or bitmapped file format to another. See graphics conversion.
(3) "Media conversion" is changing storage media such as from tape to disk, or hard disk to flash memory. It may also refer to the conversion from analog to digital media. See digital converter.
(4) "Program conversion" is changing the programming source language from one dialect to another or from one platform to another.
(5) "Computer system conversion" is changing the computer model and peripheral devices.
(6) "Information system conversion" requires data conversion and either program conversion or the installation of newly purchased or created application programs.
(8) See also conversion rate.
conversion - Legal Definition