Simple Definition of conversion
: 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
2 : an experience associated with the definite and decisive adoption of a religion
3 a : the operation of finding a converse in logic or mathematics b : reduction of a mathematical expression by clearing of fractions
4 : 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>
5 : something converted from one use to another
6 : gene conversion
Examples of conversion
The company is undergoing a conversion to a new computer system.
They have suggested conversion of the old school into apartments.
Conversion to gas heating will continue over the next few years.
a conversion from Catholicism to Judaism
He is thinking about conversion to Buddhism.
Origin of conversion
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin conversion-, conversio, from convertere
First Known Use: 14th century
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