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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
First recorded in 1905-10; noun use of verb phrase change over Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Since the changeover there hasn't been the least trouble in that sector.

    Man Made Albert R. Teichner
  • After next week it will develop even more, because next week we make the changeover to the new fuel.

    Daughters of Doom Herbert B. Livingston
  • For one brief moment prior to changeover the Plaza was dead still, except for the deafening rumble in the pile.

    The Junkmakers Albert R. Teichner
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
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