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[swich-oh-ver] /ˈswɪtʃˌoʊ vər/
the act or process of changing from one power source, system, etc., to another.
an act or an instance of changing from one job, belief, style, etc., to another.
Origin of switchover
1925-30; noun use of verb phrase switch over Unabridged
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Examples from the web for switchover
  • It's the parent company and the switchover may not include all signage yet, but it seems well on the way.
  • Almost all residential thermostats require manual switchover between heating and cooling.
  • Causes the switchover operation to fail if any application sessions are open.
  • Uninterruptible flow switchover implemented for standby pumps.
  • Please take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the tutorial to prepare for the switchover.
British Dictionary definitions for switchover


the act or an instance of changing from one method, policy, or technology to another: the switchover to digital television
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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