Definition of Conversion

1. Noun. An event that results in a transformation.

Exact synonyms: Changeover, Transition
Generic synonyms: Shift, Transformation, Transmutation
Specialized synonyms: Glycogenesis, Isomerisation, Isomerization, Rectification
Derivative terms: Change Over, Convert, Transition

2. Noun. A change in the units or form of an expression:. "Conversion from Fahrenheit to Centigrade"

3. Noun. A successful free throw or try for point after a touchdown.
Generic synonyms: Score
Specialized synonyms: Extra Point, Point After, Point After Touchdown
Derivative terms: Convert

4. Noun. A spiritual enlightenment causing a person to lead a new life.
Exact synonyms: Rebirth, Spiritual Rebirth
Generic synonyms: Redemption, Salvation
Specialized synonyms: Proselytism

5. Noun. (psychiatry) a defense mechanism represses emotional conflicts which are then converted into physical symptoms that have no organic basis.

6. Noun. A change of religion. "His conversion to the Catholic faith"
Generic synonyms: Alteration, Change, Modification
Specialized synonyms: Christianisation, Christianization
Derivative terms: Convert

7. Noun. Interchange of subject and predicate of a proposition.
Generic synonyms: Rhetorical Device

8. Noun. Act of exchanging one type of money or security for another.
Generic synonyms: Exchange, Interchange
Specialized synonyms: Unitisation, Unitization
Derivative terms: Convert

9. Noun. The act of changing from one use or function or purpose to another.
Generic synonyms: Change
Specialized synonyms: Afforestation, Dressing, Transmutation, Transubstantiation
Derivative terms: Convert

Definition of Conversion

1. n. The act of turning or changing from one state or condition to another, or the state of being changed; transmutation; change.

Definition of Conversion

1. Noun. The act of having converted something or someone. ¹

2. Noun. (chemistry) A chemical reaction wherein a substrate is transformed into a product. ¹

3. Noun. (rugby) A free-kick, after scoring a try, worth two points. ¹

4. Noun. (American football) An extra point scored by kicking a field goal after scoring a touchdown. ¹

5. Noun. (marketing) An online advertising performance metric representing a visitor performing whatever the intended result of an ad is defined to be. ¹

6. Noun. (legal) 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. ¹

7. Noun. (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. ¹

8. Noun. (obsolete) The act of turning round; revolution; rotation. ¹

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Definition of Conversion

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Medical Definition of Conversion

1. An unconscious defense mechanism by which the anxiety that stems from intrapsychic conflict is converted and expressed in a symbolic somatic. Origin: L. Con = with, versio = turning This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Conversion

conversion (current term)
conversion disorder
conversion disorders
conversion electron
conversion factor
conversion hysteria
conversion hysteria neurosis
conversion neurosis
conversion rate
conversion reaction
conversion therapies

Literary usage of Conversion

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1. Adolescence: Its Psychology and Its Relations to Physiology, Anthropology by Granville Stanley Hall (1904)
"Aggravation of this natural transition by a sense of sin—The Seven Deadly Sins of the Church— Impossibility of real counter conversion or devotion to ..."

2. Smithsonian Physical Tables by Smithsonian Institution, Thomas Gray (1903)
"Absorption of gases by liquids 125 of solar energy by the atmosphere 177 Acceleration, angular and linear, conversion factors for 17, 18 Activity, ..."

3. The Works of Tennyson by Alfred Tennyson Tennyson, Hallam Tennyson Tennyson (1905)
"At Saint-Cloud he had opposed to demands for immediate conversion ... Had he been successful before Rouen and Paris, no conversion might have ensued. ..."

4. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"At Saint-Cloud he had opposed to demands for immediate conversion ... Had he been successful before Rouen and Paris, no conversion might have ensued. ..."

5. Hand-book of the Law of Torts by Edwin Ames Jaggard (1895)
"The right of an injunction against waste may be lost by long delay and practical acquiescence.203 conversion—DEFINITION. 224. conversion is an unauthorized ..."

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