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See also: conversión
From Middle English conversion, conversioun, borrowed from Anglo-Norman conversion, from Latin conversiō, from convertō.
- (UK) IPA(key): /kənˈvɜːʃ(ə)n/, /-ʒ(ə)n/
- (US) enPR: kən-vûrʹzhən, IPA(key): /kənˈvɝʒən/
Audio (US) (file)
- Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)ʃən, -ɜː(ɹ)ʒən
- Hyphenation: con‧ver‧sion
conversion (countable and uncountable, plural conversions)
- The act of converting something or someone.
- His conversion to Christianity
- The conversion of the database from ASCII to Unicode
- 1631, Francis [Bacon], “(please specify |century=I to X)”, in Sylua Syluarum: Or A Naturall Historie. In Ten Centuries. […], 3rd edition, London: […] William Rawley; [p]rinted by J[ohn] H[aviland] for William Lee […], →OCLC:
- Artificial conversion of water into ice.
- (computing) A software product converted from one platform to another.
- 1988 December, Crash, number 59:
- Mike Follin […] also programmed the Spectrum version of The Sentinel (97%, Issue 40), and the excellent coin-op conversions Bubble Bobble (90%, Issue 45) and Bionic Commando (92%, Issue 53).
- (chemistry) A chemical reaction wherein a substrate is transformed into a product.
- (rugby) A free kick, after scoring a try, worth two points.
- (American football) An extra point (or two) scored by kicking a field goal or carrying the ball into the end zone after scoring a touchdown.
- (marketing) An online advertising performance metric representing a visitor performing whatever the intended result of an ad is defined to be.
- (law) Under the common law, the tort of the taking of someone's personal property with intent to permanently deprive them of it, or damaging property to the extent that the owner is deprived of the utility of that property, thus making the tortfeasor liable for the entire value of the property.
- the conversion of a horse
- 1662, [Samuel Butler], “[The First Part of Hudibras]”, in Hudibras. The First and Second Parts. […], London: […] John Martyn and Henry Herringman, […], published 1678; republished in A[lfred] R[ayney] Waller, editor, Hudibras: Written in the Time of the Late Wars, Cambridge: University Press, 1905, →OCLC:
- Or bring my action of conversion / And trover for my goods.
- (linguistics) The process whereby a new word is created without changing the form, often by allowing the word to function as a new part of speech.
- Hyponyms: anthimeria, shift, shifting
- (obsolete) The act of turning round; revolution; rotation.
- (logic) The act of interchanging the terms of a proposition, as by putting the subject in the place of the predicate, or vice versa.
- (mathematics) A change or reduction of the form or value of a proposition.
- the conversion of equations; the conversion of proportions
- (slang, board games) Changing a miniature figure into another character, usually by mixing different parts, or molding the model's parts, or doing both.
- Hyponym: kitbashing
- alpha conversion
- backfile conversion
- conversion course
- conversion disorder
- conversion rate
- conversion therapy
- conversion van
- Damascene conversion
- deathbed conversion
- eta conversion
- narrowing conversion
- Pauline conversion
- two-point conversion
- type conversion
- widening conversion
the act of having converted something or someone
the result of a chemical reaction wherein the molecule changes form
rugby: a free kick
American football: extra point
linguistics: the process whereby a new word is created without changing the form
From Latin conversiōnem, from convertō.
conversion f (plural conversions)
- “conversion”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
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