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CONVERSION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does conversion mean? 

CONVERSION (noun)
  The noun CONVERSION has 9 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: CONVERSION used as a noun is familiar.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONVERSION (noun)


Sense 1conversion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An event that results in a transformation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

changeover; conversion; transition

Hypernyms ("conversion" is a kind of...):

shift; transformation; transmutation (a qualitative change)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "conversion"):

glycogenesis (the conversion of glucose to glycogen when the glucose in the blood exceeds the demand)

isomerisation; isomerization (the conversion of a compound into an isomer of itself)

rectification (the conversion of alternating current to direct current)


Sense 2conversion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A change in the units or form of an expression:

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Context example:

conversion from Fahrenheit to Centigrade

Hypernyms ("conversion" is a kind of...):

calculation; computation; figuring; reckoning (problem solving that involves numbers or quantities)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "conversion"):

digitisation; digitization (conversion of analog information into digital information)

data conversion (conversion from one way of encoding data to another way)


Sense 3conversion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A successful free throw or try for point after a touchdown

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("conversion" is a kind of...):

score (the act of scoring in a game or sport)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "conversion"):

extra point; point after; point after touchdown (in American football a point awarded for a successful place kick following a touchdown)


Sense 4conversion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A spiritual enlightenment causing a person to lead a new life

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

spiritual rebirth; conversion; rebirth

Hypernyms ("conversion" is a kind of...):

redemption; salvation ((Christianity) the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "conversion"):

proselytism (the state of being a proselyte; spiritual rebirth resulting from the zeal of crusading advocacy of the gospel)


Sense 5conversion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(psychiatry) a defense mechanism represses emotional conflicts which are then converted into physical symptoms that have no organic basis

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Hypernyms ("conversion" is a kind of...):

defence; defence mechanism; defence reaction; defense; defense mechanism; defense reaction ((psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires)

Domain category:

psychiatry; psychological medicine; psychopathology (the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders)


Sense 6conversion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A change of religion

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Context example:

his conversion to the Catholic faith

Hypernyms ("conversion" is a kind of...):

alteration; change; modification (an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "conversion"):

Christianisation; Christianization (conversion to Christianity)


Sense 7conversion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Interchange of subject and predicate of a proposition

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("conversion" is a kind of...):

rhetorical device (a use of language that creates a literary effect (but often without regard for literal significance))


Sense 8conversion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Act of exchanging one type of money or security for another

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("conversion" is a kind of...):

exchange; interchange (reciprocal transfer of equivalent sums of money especially the currencies of different countries)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "conversion"):

unitisation; unitization (conversion of an investment trust into a unit investment trust)


Sense 9conversion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of changing from one use or function or purpose to another

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("conversion" is a kind of...):

change (the action of changing something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "conversion"):

afforestation (the conversion of bare or cultivated land into forest (originally for the purpose of hunting))

dressing (processes in the conversion of rough hides into leather)

transmutation; transubstantiation (an act that changes the form or character or substance of something)


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