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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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