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.

1905–10; noun use of verb phrase change over Unabridged
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changeover (ˈtʃeɪndʒˌəʊvə)
1.  an alteration or complete reversal from one method, system, or product to another: a changeover to decimal currency
2.  a reversal of a situation, attitude, etc
3.  sport
 a.  the act of transferring to or being relieved by a team-mate in a relay race, as by handing over a baton, etc
 b.  change, Also called: takeover the point in a relay race at which the transfer is made
4.  chiefly (Brit) sport the exchange of ends by two teams, esp at half time
5.  to adopt (a completely different position or attitude): the driver and navigator changed over after four hours
6.  chiefly (Brit) (intr) sport (of two teams) to exchange ends of a playing field, etc, as after half time

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Computing Dictionary

changeover definition

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

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Example sentences
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.
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