Meaning of CONVERSION in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ kən-ˈvər-zhən, -shən ]


Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin conversion-, conversio, from convertere

Date: 14th century

1. : the act of converting : the process of being converted

2. : an experience associated with the definite and decisive adoption of a religion


a. : the operation of finding a converse in logic or mathematics

b. : reduction of a mathematical expression by clearing of fractions

4. : a successful attempt for a point or points especially after a touchdown or for a first down

a 2-point conversion

a third-down conversion

5. : something converted from one use to another

6. : gene conversion

• con·ver·sion·al -ˈvərzh-nəl; -ˈvər-zhə-, -ˈvər-shnəl, -shə-n ə l adjective

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.