Conversion definition

kən-vûrzhən
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A converting or being converted.
  • A change from lack of faith to religious belief; adoption of a religion.
  • A change from one belief, religion, doctrine, opinion, etc. to another.
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(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.
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(rugby) A somewhat similar play as in football that scores two points after a try.
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Something that is changed from one use, function, or purpose to another.
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(law) The unlawful appropriation of another's property.
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(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.
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(logic) The interchange of the subject and predicate of a proposition.
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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.

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The expression of a quantity in alternative units, as of length or weight.
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(rugby) A free-kick, after scoring a try, worth two points.
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The exchange of one type of security or currency for another.
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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.

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The act of converting.
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The state of being converted.
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(logic) The interchanging of the terms of a proposition (Ex.: “All of A is B” becomes “All of B is A”)
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(math.) A change in the form of a quantity, a unit, or an expression without a change in the value.
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(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.
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An exchange of one kind or class or security for another.
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An exchange of a currency for an equivalent amount of another currency or precious metal.
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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.
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The score so made.
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Unlawful appropriation or use of another's property, resulting in a deprivation of ownership rights.
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An exchange of property from real to personal, or the reverse, as for settling the terms of a will.
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(psychiatry) The development of physical symptoms, such as paralysis or sensory deficits, as a response to stress, conflict, or trauma.
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The act of converting.
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The state of being converted.
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In criminal and tort law, the intentional deprivation of another of the benefit and use of his property, without his authorization or lawful justification, by possessing or disposing of the property as if it were one’s own or by an act (such as damaging or destroying it) that interferes with or is inconsistent with the owner’s right to sue and possess the property.
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The act of converting something or someone.

His conversion to Islam.

The conversion of the database from ASCII to Unicode.

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(computing) A software product converted from one platform to another.
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(chemistry) A chemical reaction wherein a substrate is transformed into a product.
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(American football) An extra point scored by kicking a field goal after scoring a touchdown.
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(marketing) An online advertising performance metric representing a visitor performing whatever the intended result of an ad is defined to be.
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(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.

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(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.
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(logic) The act of interchanging the terms of a proposition, as by putting the subject in the place of the predicate, or vice versa.
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(mathematics) A change or reduction of the form or value of a proposition.

The conversion of equations; the conversion of proportions.

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A change in which one adopts a new religion, faith, or belief.
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(1) "Data conversion" changes data from one file or database format to another (see export and import). When dealing with mainframes, data conversion may also require code conversion (see ASCII and EBCDIC).
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
conversion
Plural:
conversions

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

  • Middle English, from Anglo-Norman conversion, from Latin conversio, from convertere.

    From Wiktionary