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changeover

[cheynj-oh-ver] /ˈtʃeɪndʒˌoʊ vər/
noun
1.
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
1905-1910
1905-10; noun use of verb phrase change over
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changeover

/ˈtʃeɪndʒˌəʊvə/
noun
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)
  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
4.
(sport, mainly Brit) the exchange of ends by two teams, esp at half time
verb (adverb)
5.
to adopt (a completely different position or attitude): the driver and navigator changed over after four hours
6.
(intransitive) (sport, mainly Brit) (of two teams) to exchange ends of a playing field, etc, as after half time
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