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English noun: conversion

1. conversion (event) an event that results in a transformation


Synonymschangeover, transition


Broader (hypernym)shift, transformation, transmutation


Narrower (hyponym)glycogenesis, isomerisation, isomerization, rectification

2. conversion (cognition) a change in the units or form of an expression:


SamplesConversion from Fahrenheit to Centigrade.


Broader (hypernym)calculation, computation, figuring, reckoning


Narrower (hyponym)data conversion, digitisation, digitization

3. conversion (act) a successful free throw or try for point after a touchdown


Broader (hypernym)score


Narrower (hyponym)extra point, point after, point after touchdown

4. conversion (act) a spiritual enlightenment causing a person to lead a new life


Synonymsrebirth, spiritual rebirth


Broader (hypernym)redemption, salvation


Narrower (hyponym)proselytism

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


Broader (hypernym)defence, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense, defense mechanism, defense reaction


Domain categorypsychiatry, psychological medicine, psychopathology

6. conversion (event) a change of religion


SamplesHis conversion to the Catholic faith.


Broader (hypernym)alteration, change, modification


Narrower (hyponym)Christianisation, Christianization

7. conversion (communication) interchange of subject and predicate of a proposition


Broader (hypernym)rhetorical device

8. conversion (act) act of exchanging one type of money or security for another


Broader (hypernym)exchange, interchange


Narrower (hyponym)unitisation, unitization

9. conversion (act) the act of changing from one use or function or purpose to another


Broader (hypernym)change


Narrower (hyponym)afforestation, dressing, transmutation, transubstantiation









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