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conversion

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