- Conversion Con*ver"sion, n. [L. conversio: cf. F. conversion.
1. The act of turning or changing from one state or condition
to another, or the state of being changed; transmutation;
Artificial conversion of water into ice. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]
The conversion of the aliment into fat. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]
2. The act of changing one's views or course, as in passing from one side, party, or from of religion to another; also, the state of being so changed. ``Conversion to Christianity.'' --Prescott. [1913 Webster]
Or bring my action of conversion And trover for my goods. --Hudibras. [1913 Webster]
5. (Math.) A change or reduction of the form or value of a proposition; as, the conversion of equations; the conversion of proportions. [1913 Webster]
7. (Theol.) A spiritual and moral change attending a change of belief with conviction; a change of heart; a change from the service of the world to the service of God; a change of the ruling disposition of the soul, involving a transformation of the outward life. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.