Meaning of CONVERSION in English


n. Function: noun

1 fundamental alteration in one's system of beliefs FF1C; Judaism does not encourage conversion of gentiles FF1E;

Synonyms: metanoia, rebirth

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

Idioms: change of heart

2 change of one thing to another usually by substitution FF1C; conversion of locomotives from steam to diesel power FF1E;

Synonyms: alteration, changeover, shift, transformation

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

Merriam Webster. Collegiate thesaurus English dictionary.      Английский энциклопедический толковый словарь тезауруса.