- unauthorized assumption and exercise of rights of ownership over personal property belonging to another.
- change from realty into personalty, or vice versa, as in the sale or purchase of land or mining coal.
- the process of changing software designed to run on one computer system to run on another.
- the change from an existing computer system to a new computer system.
- the act of transferring or copying data stored on one storage medium to another storage medium.
- the process of changing the base that a number or numbers are written in.
Origin of conversion
Related Words for conversionalteration, switch, growth, reconstruction, modification, changeover, transformation, reorganization, about-face, reclamation, regeneration, reformation, metamorphosis, novelty, passage, flip-flop, transmogrification, innovation, progress, transmutation
Examples from the Web for conversion
Contemporary Examples of conversion
Indeed, every teacher is expected to be a Muslim by birth or conversion.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President
January 9, 2015
Experts hypothesize the painting represents the “conquest dance,” a Christian conversion ritual still performed to this day.7 Historically Significant Artifacts Rescued by Happenstance
The Daily Beast
October 24, 2014
That conversion is something Florida resident Tom Quigley, the man behind the CannaEd conference, understands well.Ganjapreneurs Line Up to Get Florida High
July 30, 2014
Yes, but the act of conversion is the heart of the Southern Baptist brand.Did the Southern Baptist ‘Conservative Resurgence’ Fail?
June 1, 2014
A conversion of the Hagia Sophia into a mosque would have international implications.From Museum To Mosque?
December 15, 2013
Historical Examples of conversion
The manner of Lydia's conversion ought not to be overlooked.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II
Francis Augustus Cox
To what dangers might she not be subjected, by the intolerant zeal of conversion!
Her conversion was an event that broke the lethargy of their stagnant life.
The purport of such works is the conversion of pig-lead into white-lead.The Uncommercial Traveller
Just before his conversion, his college course, early begun, had been completed.Cleveland Past and Present
- a change or adaptation in form, character, or function
- something changed in one of these respects
- unauthorized dealing with or the assumption of rights of ownership to another's personal property
- the changing of real property into personalty or personalty into realty
- an alteration to a car engine to improve its performance
- (as modifier)a conversion kit
Word Origin for conversion
mid-14c., originally of religion, from French conversion, from Latin conversionem (nominative conversatio), noun of action from past participle stem of convertere (see convert (v.)). General sense of "transformation" is early 15c. Of buildings, from 1921. Conversion disorder "hysteria" (attested from 1946 but said to have been coined by Freud) was in DSM-IV (1994).