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conversion

noun uk   /kənˈvɜː.ʃən/ /ən/ us    /-ˈvɝː-/

conversion noun (CHANGE)

C2 [C or U] the process of converting something from one thing to another: Solar power is the conversion of the sun's energy into heat and electricity. C2 [C or U] a process in which someone changes to a new religion or belief: Her conversion to Buddhism/Islam was a very gradual process. He used to be very right-wing, but he's undergone something of a conversion recently. [C] a place for living in that has been changed from its previous use: a barn/factory conversion

conversion noun (RUGBY)

[C] in rugby, an attempt to score more points after a try by kicking the ball over the bar and between the two posts
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