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conversion

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Middle English, from Anglo-Norman conversion, from Latin conversio, from convertere.

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conversion (plural conversions)

  1. The act of converting something or someone.
    His conversion to Islam
    The conversion of the database from ASCII to Unicode
    • Francis Bacon
      Artificial conversion of water into ice.
  2. (computing) A software product converted from one platform to another.
    • 1988, Crash (issue 59, December 1988)
      Mike Follin [] also programmed the Spectrum version of The Sentinel (97%, Issue 40), and the excellent coin-op conversions Bubble Bobble (90%, Issue 45) and Bionic Commando (92%, Issue 53).
  3. (chemistry) A chemical reaction wherein a substrate is transformed into a product.
  4. (rugby) A free-kick, after scoring a try, worth two points.
  5. (American football) An extra point scored by kicking a field goal after scoring a touchdown.
  6. (marketing) An online advertising performance metric representing a visitor performing whatever the intended result of an ad is defined to be.
  7. (law) Under the common law, the tort of the taking of someone's personal property with intent to permanently deprive them of it, or damaging property to the extent that the owner is deprived of the utility of that property, thus making the tortfeasor liable for the entire value of the property.
    the conversion of a horse
    • Hudibras
      Or bring my action of conversion / And trover for my goods.
  8. (linguistics) The process whereby a new word is created without changing the form, often by allowing the word to function as a new part of speech.
  9. (obsolete) The act of turning round; revolution; rotation.
  10. (logic) The act of interchanging the terms of a proposition, as by putting the subject in the place of the predicate, or vice versa.
  11. (mathematics) A change or reduction of the form or value of a proposition.
    the conversion of equations; the conversion of proportions

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From Latin conversio, from convertere.

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conversion f (plural conversions)

  1. conversion

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