Meaning of “conversion” in the English Dictionary

"conversion" in English

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uk /kənˈvɜː.ʃən/ /kənˈvɜː.ʒən/ us /kənˈvɝː.ʒən/ /kənˈvɝː.ʃən/

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

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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 /kənˈvɜːʒən/ us

the process of changing from one type of system or organization to another:

currency conversions
conversion into sth the conversion of euros into US dollars
conversion (from sth) into sth the building society's conversion from a mutual organization into a public limited company
conversion to sth Conversion to digital TV will take place over a number of years.

FINANCE, STOCK MARKET the process of exchanging preferred shares (= shares that give you special rights) for ordinary shares:

The interest rate and conversion price will be determined before the offering closes.

IT the process of changing computer data so that it can be read by a different software program:

file conversion

LAW the illegal act of giving away or selling property that belongs to someone else

(Definition of “conversion” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)