noun con·ver·sion \kən-ˈvər-zhən, -shən\

: the act or process of changing from one form, state, etc., to another

: the act or process of changing from one religion, belief, political party, etc., to another

: a successful attempt at scoring extra points in rugby or American football

Full Definition of CONVERSION

:  the act of converting :  the process of being converted
:  an experience associated with the definite and decisive adoption of a religion
a :  the operation of finding a converse in logic or mathematics
b :  reduction of a mathematical expression by clearing of fractions
:  a successful attempt for a point or points especially after a touchdown or for a first down <a 2-point conversion> <a third-down conversion>
:  something converted from one use to another
con·ver·sion·al \-ˈvərzh-nəl; -ˈvər-zhə-, -ˈvər-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective

Examples of CONVERSION

  1. The company is undergoing a conversion to a new computer system.
  2. They have suggested conversion of the old school into apartments.
  3. Conversion to gas heating will continue over the next few years.
  4. a conversion from Catholicism to Judaism
  5. He is thinking about conversion to Buddhism.


Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin conversion-, conversio, from convertere
First Known Use: 14th century


noun con·ver·sion \kən-ˈvər-zhən, -shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CONVERSION

:  the transformation of an unconscious mental conflict into a symbolically equivalent bodily symptom
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