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"conversion" in British English

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conversionnoun

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 intoheat and ​electricity.C2 [C or U] a ​process in which someone ​changes to a new ​religion or ​belief: Her conversion toBuddhism/​Islam was a very ​gradualprocess. 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 ​itsprevious use: a ​barn/​factory conversion

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(Definition of conversion from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"conversion" in Business English

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conversionnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /kənˈvɜːʒən/
the ​process of ​changing from one ​type of ​system or ​organization to another: currency conversionsconversion into sth the conversion of ​euros into US ​dollarsconversion (from sth) into sth the ​building society's conversion from a ​mutualorganization into a ​publiclimitedcompanyconversion to sth Conversion to ​digital TV will take ​place over a ​number of ​years.
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET the ​process of ​exchanging preferredshares (= ​shares that give you ​specialrights) for ordinary ​shares: The ​interestrate and conversion ​price will be ​determined before the ​offeringcloses.
IT the ​process of ​changingcomputerdata so that it can be read by a different ​softwareprogram: file conversion
LAW the ​illegalact of giving away or ​sellingproperty that belongs to someone else
(Definition of conversion from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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