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Pronunciation:  kun'vurzhun

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

CONVERSION is a 10 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: changeover, rebirth, spiritual rebirth, transition
 See Also: afforestation, alteration, calculation, change, change, computation, data conversion, defence, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense, defense mechanism, defense reaction, digitisation, digitization, dressing, exchange, extra point, figuring, interchange, isomerisation, isomerization, modification, point after, proselytism, reckoning, rectification, redemption, rhetorical device, salvation, score, shift, transformation, transmutation, transmutation, transubstantiation, unitisation, unitization



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Con*ver"sion\, n. [L. conversio: cf. F. conversion.
See {Convert}.]
1. The act of turning or changing from one state or condition
   to another, or the state of being changed; transmutation;

         Artificial conversion of water into ice. --Bacon.

         The conversion of the aliment into fat. --Arbuthnot.

2. The act of changing one's views or course, as in passing
   from one side, party, or from of religion to another;
   also, the state of being so changed. ``Conversion to
   Christianity.'' --Prescott.

3. (Law) An appropriation of, and dealing with the property
   of another as if it were one's own, without right; as, the
   conversion of a horse.

         Or bring my action of conversion And trover for my
         goods.                                --Hudibras.

4. (Logic) The act of interchanging the terms of a
   proposition, as by putting the subject in the place of the
   predicate, or the contrary.

5. (Math.) A change or reduction of the form or value of a
   proposition; as, the conversion of equations; the
   conversion of proportions.

6. (Mil.)
   (a) A change of front, as a body of troops attacked in the
   (b) A change of character or use, as of smoothbore guns
       into rifles.

7. (Theol.) A spiritual and moral change attending a change
   of belief with conviction; a change of heart; a change
   from the service of the world to the service of God; a
   change of the ruling disposition of the soul, involving a
   transformation of the outward life.

         He oft Frequented their assemblies, . . . and to
         them preached Conversion and repentance, as to souls
         In prison under judgments imminent.   --Milton.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming about a conversion indicates your hopes that some problem or situation can be changed. This dream also represents your mobility and adaptability to situations in life.
Easton Bible Dictionary

the turning of a sinner to God (Acts 15:3). In a general sense the heathen are said to be "converted" when they abandon heathenism and embrace the Christian faith; and in a more special sense men are converted when, by the influence of divine grace in their souls, their whole life is changed, old things pass away, and all things become new (Acts 26:18). Thus we speak of the conversion of the Philippian jailer (16:19-34), of Paul (9:1-22), of the Ethiopian treasurer (8:26-40), of Cornelius (10), of Lydia (16:13-15), and others. (See REGENERATION.)

 Definition: the use of a sphere of exchange for a transaction with which it is not generally associated.
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