Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun conversion

9 senses of conversion

Sense 1
conversion, transition, changeover -- (an event that results in a transformation)
       => transformation, transmutation, shift -- (a qualitative change)

Sense 2
conversion -- (a change in the units or form of an expression: "conversion from Fahrenheit to Centigrade")
       => calculation, computation, figuring, reckoning -- (problem solving that involves numbers or quantities)

Sense 3
conversion -- (a successful free throw or try for point after a touchdown)
       => score -- (the act of scoring in a game or sport; "the winning score came with less than a minute left to play")

Sense 4
conversion, rebirth, spiritual rebirth -- (a spiritual enlightenment causing a person to lead a new life)
       => redemption, salvation -- ((theology) the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil)

Sense 5
conversion -- ((psychiatry) a defense mechanism represses emotional conflicts which are then converted into physical symptoms that have no organic basis)
       => defense mechanism, defense reaction, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense, defence -- ((psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires)

Sense 6
conversion -- (a change of religion; "his conversion to the Catholic faith")
       => change, alteration, modification -- (an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another; "the change was intended to increase sales"; "this storm is certainly a change for the worse"; "the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago")

Sense 7
conversion -- (interchange of subject and predicate of a proposition)
       => rhetorical device -- (a use of language that creates a literary effect (but often without regard for literal significance))

Sense 8
conversion -- (act of exchanging one type of money or security for another)
       => exchange, interchange -- (reciprocal transfer of equivalent sums of money (especially the currencies of different countries); "he earns his living from the interchange of currency")

Sense 9
conversion -- (the act of changing from one use or function or purpose to another)
       => change -- (the action of changing something; "the change of government had no impact on the economy"; "his change on abortion cost him the election")

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