- 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
- 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).