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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for changeover

transition, shift, switch, alteration

Examples from the Web for changeover

Contemporary Examples of changeover

Historical Examples of changeover

  • 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 anothera 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, takeoverthe point in a relay race at which the transfer is made
sport, mainly British the exchange of ends by two teams, esp at half time

verb change over (adverb)

to adopt (a completely different position or attitude)the driver and navigator changed over after four hours
(intr) sport, mainly British (of two teams) to exchange ends of a playing field, etc, as after half time
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