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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