- 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 example of conversion is exchanging dollars for euros.
An example of conversion is figuring out how many cups are in a liter.
His conversion to Islam.
The conversion of the database from ASCII to Unicode.
An example of conversion is a Catholic switching to Taoism.
The conversion of a horse.
The conversion of equations; the conversion of proportions.
Other Word Forms
Origin of conversion
- 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 convert
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition