[ cheynj-oh-ver ]
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  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 of changeover

First recorded in 1905–10; noun use of verb phrase change over

Words Nearby changeover Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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British Dictionary definitions for 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

  1. sport

    • the act of transferring to or being relieved by a team-mate in a relay race, as by handing over a baton, etc

    • Also called: change, takeover the point in a relay race at which the transfer is made

  2. sport, mainly British the exchange of ends by two teams, esp at half time

verbchange over (adverb)
  1. to adopt (a completely different position or attitude): the driver and navigator changed over after four hours

  2. (intr) sport, mainly British (of two teams) to exchange ends of a playing field, etc, as after half time

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