Meaning of CONVERSION in English

CONVERSION

noun

1.

fundamental alteration in one's system of beliefs

Judaism does not encourage conversion of gentiles

Synonyms: metanoia, rebirth

Related Word: about-face, reversal, turning; reclamation, regeneration

Idioms: change of heart

2.

change of one thing to another usually by substitution

conversion of locomotives from steam to diesel power

Synonyms: alteration, changeover, shift, transformation

Related Word: change, modification, qualification; metamorphosis, mutation, permutation, transmutation; innovation, novelty

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