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[cheynj-oh-ver] /ˈtʃeɪndʒˌoʊ vər/
a conversion or complete change from one thing, condition, or system to another, as in equipment, personnel, methods of production, etc.:
a changeover to automated equipment.
Origin of changeover
1905-10; noun use of verb phrase change over Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for changeover
  • Time has run out for an electric economy, oil production limits credit and any changeover to an economy economy.
  • The changeover will take some time, but if the financial benefit to municipalities is readily apparent, it will happen eventually.
  • The changeover does not need to be at breakneck speed in my opinion but an orderly transition.
  • The changeover to the euro was planned in detail and in co-operation.
  • Volumes may eventually give us a little more time to make the changeover, but not affect the overall direction.
  • Switching from one base to another is slow enough to seriously disrupt the flow of data during the changeover.
  • Exactly how the initial electric changeover plays out will differ from city to city.
  • There will be a broad educational outreach, to ensure a smooth changeover to the new practices and procedures.
  • County residents may experience some chlorine smell and/or taste in their water during this short-term changeover.
  • The changeover from rain to snow was also rather abrupt, followed quickly by moderate to heavy snow.
British Dictionary definitions for changeover


an alteration or complete reversal from one method, system, or product to another: a changeover to decimal currency
a reversal of a situation, attitude, etc
  1. the act of transferring to or being relieved by a team-mate in a relay race, as by handing over a baton, etc
  2. Also called change, takeover. the point in a relay race at which the transfer is made
(sport, mainly Brit) the exchange of ends by two teams, esp at half time
verb (adverb)
to adopt (a completely different position or attitude): the driver and navigator changed over after four hours
(intransitive) (sport, mainly Brit) (of two teams) to exchange ends of a playing field, etc, as after half time
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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changeover in Technology

The time when a new system has been tested successfully and replaces the old system.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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