con·ver·sion


con·ver·sion
/kənˈvɚʒən, Brit kənˈvəːʃən/ noun, pl -sions
1 a : the act or process of changing from one form, state, etc., to another — often + to or into
[count]

The company is undergoing a conversion to a new computer system.

[noncount]

They have suggested conversion of the old school into apartments.

Conversion to gas heating will continue over the next few years.

1 b : the act or process of changing from one religion, belief, political party, etc., to another — often + to
[count]

a conversion from Catholicism to Judaism

[noncount]

He is thinking about conversion to Buddhism.

2 [count]
2 a : a successful attempt at scoring extra points in rugby or American football

a 2-point conversion

2 b American football : a successful attempt to move the ball forward 10 yards

a third-down conversion


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • con|ver|sion — «kuhn VUR zhuhn, shuhn», noun. 1. the act or process of converting; a changing or turning; change: »Heat causes the conversion of water into steam. Scientists are working on the conversion of salt water into fresh water. 2. the change from one… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bi|o|con|ver|sion — «BY oh kuhn VUR zhuhn, shuhn», noun. the conversion of biological waste, garbage, and plant material into energy, fertilizer, and other useful products …   Useful english dictionary

  • in|ter|con|ver|sion — «IHN tuhr kuhn VUR zhuhn, shuhn», noun. reciprocal conversion …   Useful english dictionary

  • re|con|ver|sion — «REE uhn VUR zhuhn, shuhn», noun. 1. conversion back to a previous state or belief. 2. conversion again or anew …   Useful english dictionary

  • sem|i|con|ver|sion — «SEHM ee kuhn VUR zhuhn, shehn», noun. an incomplete conversion …   Useful english dictionary

  • sion — abra·sion; ab·scis·sion; ab·ster·sion; ac·cen·sion; ac·ces·sion·al; ad·he·sion; ad·he·sion·al; ad·mis·sion; ad·pro·mis·sion; af·fu·sion; ag·gres·sion; al·li·sion; al·lu·sion; am·bi·ver·sion; an·i·mad·ver·sion; an·te·ver·sion; an·ti·mis·sion;… …   English syllables

  • ver — ace·to·ver·a·trone; ad·ver·sar·ia; ad·ver·sa·tive; ad·ver·si·ty; ad·ver·sive; ad·ver·tis·a·ble; ad·ver·tise; ad·ver·tise·ment; ad·ver·tis·er; ai·ver; al·ka·ver·vir; all o·ver·ish; am·bi·ver·sion; an·do·ver; an·i·mad·ver·sion; an·ni·ver·sa·ry;… …   English syllables

  • con — con·acre; con·cat·e·nate; con·cave; con·ceal·er; con·ceit; con·cen·trate; con·cen·tra·tor; con·cen·tric; con·cep·tual; con·cern; con·cern·ing; con·cert; con·cer·tante; con·cer·ti·na; con·ces·sion·ary; con·cha; con·cin·nate; con·com·i·tant;… …   English syllables


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