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con·ver·sion

conversion

 
 
pronunciation:
kn vuhr zhn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process of changing.
The conversion of the basement into an apartment will bring in extra money.
synonyms:
change, metamorphosis, transformation
similar words:
rebuilding
definition 2: the changing of a person's religious beliefs.
Her family was surprised to hear about her conversion to Hinduism.
similar words:
baptism
derivations: conversional (adj.), conversionary (adj.)