Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


[kuh n-vur-zhuh n, -shuh n] /kənˈvɜr ʒən, -ʃən/

the act or process of converting; state of being converted.
change in character, form, or function.
spiritual change from sinfulness to righteousness.
change from one religion, political belief, viewpoint, etc., to another.
a change of attitude, emotion, or viewpoint from one of indifference, disbelief, or antagonism to one of acceptance, faith, or enthusiastic support, especially such a change in a person’s religion.
a physical transformation from one material or state to another:
conversion of coal, water, and air into nylon.
the act of obtaining equivalent value, as of money or units of measurement, in an exchange or calculation:
conversion of francs into dollars.
a physical, structural, or design change or transformation from one state or condition to another, especially to effect a change in function:
conversion of a freighter into a passenger liner.
a substitution of one component for another so as to effect a change:
conversion from oil heat to gas heat.
Mathematics. a change in the form or units of an expression.
Logic. the transposition of the subject and predicate of a proposition, as “No good man is unhappy” becomes by conversion “No unhappy man is good.”.

Football. a score made on a try for a point after touchdown by place-kicking or drop-kicking the ball over the bar between the goalposts or by completing a pass in or running the ball into the end zone.
Psychoanalysis. the process by which a repressed psychic event, idea, feeling, memory, or impulse is represented by a bodily change or symptom.
Physics. the production of radioactive material in a process in which one nuclear fuel is converted into another by the capture of neutrons.
Compare (def 6).

the transformation of material from a form suitable for printing by one process to a form suitable for another process:
a halftone gravure conversion.

a change to another attitude or belief, as in a change of religion
(maths) a change in the units or form of a number or expression: the conversion of miles to kilometres involves multiplying by 1.61
(logic) a form of inference by which one proposition is obtained as the converse of another proposition

(rugby) a score made after a try by kicking the ball over the crossbar from a place kick
(physics) a change of fertile material to fissile material in a reactor

material alteration to the structure or fittings of a building undergoing a change in function or legal status
(NZ) the unauthorized appropriation of a motor vehicle

mid-14c., originally of religion, from French conversion, from Latin conversionem (nominative conversatio), noun of action from past participle stem of convertere (see convert (v.)). General sense of “transformation” is early 15c. Of buildings, from 1921. Conversion disorder “hysteria” (attested from 1946 but said to have been coined by Freud) was in DSM-IV (1994).

conversion con·ver·sion (kən-vûr’zhən, -shən)

con·ver’sive (-sĭv) adj.

the turning of a sinner to God (Acts 15:3). In a general sense the heathen are said to be “converted” when they abandon heathenism and embrace the Christian faith; and in a more special sense men are converted when, by the influence of divine grace in their souls, their whole life is changed, old things pass away, and all things become new (Acts 26:18). Thus we speak of the conversion of the Philippian jailer (16:19-34), of Paul (9:1-22), of the Ethiopian treasurer (8:26-40), of Cornelius (10), of Lydia (16:13-15), and others. (See REGENERATION.)


Read Also:

  • Conversion-disorder

    noun, Psychiatry. 1. a mental disorder in which physical symptoms, as paralysis or blindness, occur without apparent physical cause and instead appear to result from psychological conflict or need. noun 1. a psychological disorder in which severe physical symptoms like blindness or paralysis appear with no apparent physical cause conversion disorder n. A disorder involving […]

  • Conversion hysteria neurosis

    conversion hysteria neurosis n. Variant of conversion hysteria neurosis.

  • Conversion-ratio

    noun, Physics. 1. (in a reactor) the number of fissionable atoms produced by each fissionable atom that is destroyed.

  • Conversion-table

    noun 1. a tabular arrangement of the equivalent values of the weight or measure units of different systems.

Disclaimer: Conversional definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.