changeover

[cheynj-oh-ver]

noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. changeless,
  2. changelessly,
  3. changeling,
  4. changemaker,
  5. changement de pied,
  6. changepocket,
  7. changer,
  8. changeroom,
  9. changing bag,
  10. changing room

Origin of changeover

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

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British Dictionary definitions for changeover

changeover

noun

an alteration or complete reversal from one method, system, or product to anothera changeover to decimal currency
a reversal of a situation, attitude, etc
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, 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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