conversion

[ kuhn-vur-zhuhn, -shuhn ]
/ kənˈvɜr ʒən, -ʃən /

noun

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Origin of conversion

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English conversio(u)n from Anglo-French, from Latin conversiōn- (stem of conversiō ) “a turning around, revolution.” See converse2, -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM conversion

con·ver·sion·al, con·ver·sion·ar·y [kuhn-vur-zhuh-ner-ee, -shuh-], /kənˈvɜr ʒəˌnɛr i, -ʃə-/, adjectivenon·con·ver·sion, nounpre·con·ver·sion, nounsem·i·con·ver·sion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for conversion

conversion
/ (kənˈvɜːʃən) /

noun

Derived forms of conversion

conversional or conversionary, adjective

Word Origin for conversion

C14: from Latin conversiō a turning around; see convert
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Medical definitions for conversion

conversion
[ kən-vûrzhən, -shən ]

n.

The acquisition by bacteria of a new property associated with presence of a prophage.
A defense mechanism in which repressed ideas, conflicts, or impulses are manifested by various bodily symptoms, such as paralysis or breathing difficulties, that have no physical cause.

Other words from conversion

con•versive (-sĭv) adj.
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