conversion


conversion
/kənˈvɜʒən / (say kuhn'verzhuhn), /-vɜʃən/ (say -vershuhn)

noun
1. the act of converting.
2. the state of being converted.
3. change in character, form, or function.
4. spiritual change from sinfulness to righteousness.
5. change from one religion, party, etc., to another.
6. Mathematics a change in the form or units of an expression.
7. Logic the transposition of the subject and the predicate of a proposition, in accordance with rules of syllogistic logic, so as to form a new proposition. For example: no good man is unhappy becomes by conversion no unhappy man is good.
8. Law
a. unauthorised assumption and exercise of rights of ownership over personal property belonging to another.
b. change from realty into personalty, or vice versa, as in sale or purchase of land, minerals, etc.
9. Rugby Football
a. the act of converting a try.
b. the try so converted.
10. Psychology the process by which a repressed psychic event, idea, feeling, memory, or impulse is represented by a bodily change or symptom, thus simulating physical illnesses or their symptoms.
11. Physics the process of converting fertile material into fissile material in a nuclear reactor.
conversional, conversionary, adjective

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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