AskDefine | Define conversion

Dictionary Definition



1 an event that results in a transformation [syn: transition, changeover]
2 a change in the units or form of an expression: "conversion from Fahrenheit to Centigrade"
3 a successful free throw or try for point after a touchdown
4 a spiritual enlightenment causing a person to lead a new life [syn: rebirth, spiritual rebirth]
5 (psychiatry) a defense mechanism represses emotional conflicts which are then converted into physical symptoms that have no organic basis
6 a change of religion; "his conversion to the Catholic faith"
7 interchange of subject and predicate of a proposition
8 act of exchanging one type of money or security for another
9 the act of changing from one use or function or purpose to another

User Contributed Dictionary




< conversion < conversio, from convertere.


  1. The act of having converted something or someone.
    His conversion to Christianity
    The conversion of the database from ASCII to Unicode
  2. A chemical reaction wherein a substrate is transformed into a product.
  3. A free-kick, after scoring a try, worth two points
  4. extra point scored by kicking a field goal after scoring a touchdown.
  5. An online advertising performance metric representing a visitor performing whatever the intended result of an ad is defined to be. This can be a purchase or a download of a whitepaper.



the act of having converted something or someone
The result of a chemical reaction wherein the molecule changes form
(rugby) A free-kick
(american football) extra point

See also



From conversio, from convertere.


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Extensive Definition

In general, conversion is the transformation of one thing into another. Articles on particular kinds of conversion are:



  • Extra point and two-point conversion, in American football, an opportunity to score one or two points following a touchdown
  • Conversion, in Rugby football, a kick at goal to convert the try from one set of points into another larger set of points

Science & technology



See also

  • Wikipedia
conversion in Czech: Konverze
conversion in German: Konversion
conversion in French: Conversion
conversion in Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Conversion (disambiguation)
conversion in Dutch: Conversie
conversion in Polish: Konwersja
conversion in Portuguese: Conversão
conversion in Russian: Конверсия (значения)
conversion in Simple English: Conversion

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