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Noun: conversion  kun'vur-zhun
  1. An event that results in a transformation
    - transition, changeover
  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
    - rebirth, spiritual rebirth
  5. (psychiatry) a defence mechanism represses emotional conflicts which are then converted into physical symptoms that have no organic basis
  6. A change of religion
    "his conversion to the Catholic faith"
  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, function or purpose to another

Derived forms: conversions

Type of: alteration, calculation, change, computation, defence [Brit, Cdn], defence mechanism [Brit, Cdn], defence reaction [Brit, Cdn], defense [US], defense mechanism [US], defense reaction [US], exchange, figuring, interchange, modification, reckoning, redemption, rhetorical device, salvation, score, shift, transformation, transmutation

Encyclopedia: Conversion