Conversion - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |kənˈvɜːrʒn|  American pronunciation of the word conversion
Brit.  |kənˈvəːʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word conversion


- an event that results in a transformation (syn: changeover, transition)
- a change in the units or form of an expression:
- a successful free throw or try for point after a touchdown
- a spiritual enlightenment causing a person to lead a new life (syn: rebirth)
- (psychiatry) a defense mechanism represses emotional conflicts which are then converted into physical symptoms that have no organic basis
- a change of religion
- interchange of subject and predicate of a proposition
- act of exchanging one type of money or security for another
- the act of changing from one use or function or purpose to another


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.

The warehouse was undergoing conversion into apartments.

The British conversion to the metric system took place in the 1970s.

Newman's conversion from Anglicanism to Catholicism

The conversion of the aliment into fat is not properly nutrition.

They witnessed the conversion of the thorny wilderness into the fertile meadow.

The conversion of the thorny wilderness into the fertile meadow.

his conversion to the Catholic faith

...the biography of a debauchee who underwent a late-life religious conversion and became a monk...

...the poet's works became increasingly didactic after his religious conversion...

...a strict sect that believes that fellowship with gentiles should exist only for the purposes of conversion...

Word forms

singular: conversion
plural: conversions
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