re·​con·​ver·​sion (ˌ)rē-kən-ˈvər-zhən How to pronounce reconversion (audio)
plural reconversions
: a second or fresh conversion
especially : conversion back to a previous state
With Nassau County built up, Mr. Wieboldt said, planners have to look at … a reconversion of less usable spaces such as rundown shopping centers. Carole Paquette
Surplus electricity could be used to split water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen, with the hydrogen stored for reconversion into electricity. Matthew L. Wald

Examples of reconversion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Erdogan's view, questioning the reconversion of Hagia Sophia was an attack on Turkish sovereignty. Nick Danforth, Foreign Affairs, 31 July 2020 Erdogan presented the reconversion of Hagia Sophia not simply as an act of piety or the rectification of a historic injustice but as a defense of Turkey’s sovereignty. Nick Danforth, Foreign Affairs, 31 July 2020 Maenza and Haider met for the first time in person at a reception following an ecumenical prayer service lamenting the reconversion of the Hagia Sophia into a mosque. Kathryn Jean Lopez, National Review, 19 July 2021 Today and for 40 years the ancient quarries have known an artistic reconversion. Cécilia Pelloux, Forbes, 7 May 2021 Black Metropolis appeared as World War II neared its end, with U.S. political leaders fiercely debating the best ways to bring about civilian reconversion and reconstruction. Adolph Reed Jr., The New Republic, 8 Dec. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1628, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reconversion was circa 1628

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“Reconversion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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: conversion back to a previous state

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