change·​over | \ ˈchānj-ˌō-vər How to pronounce changeover (audio) \

Definition of changeover

2 : a pause in a tennis match during which the players change sides of the court

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Were there any problems during the changeover from the franc to the euro? the region's changeover from an agricultural economy to one based on manufacturing

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The tight schedule is complicating the changeover for treasurers, who typically prefer months worth of trading data on which to base business decisions. Nina Trentmann, WSJ, "Slow Switch to New Rates Leaves European Companies Playing Catch-Up," 16 Feb. 2019 One casualty of the changeover is Peter Burgh, a once-promising AbEx painter found dead in his studio with a pistol in hand. Jackson Arn, WSJ, "‘Goodbye to Tenth Street’ Review: A Final Sweeping," 15 Feb. 2019 That same year Norton Simon was acquired by Esmark, in the first of several changeovers, each of which saw Halston’s role diminished. Vogue, "Watch an Exclusive Clip of Halston Before Its Sundance Premiere—And Read What the Director and Producer Say About Its Making," 23 Jan. 2019 Still, the changeover from its Queens facility has resulted in some delivery issues. Jennifer Smith, WSJ, "Inside FreshDirect’s Big Bet to Win the Home-Delivery Fight," 18 July 2018 But Borg didn’t do it during a changeover between the third and fourth set. Joe Queenan, WSJ, "The Awful Dangers of Calling It Quits Before You’re Done," 20 Sep. 2018 The law has been opposed by utility companies, which argued the changeover to zero-carbon mandate may not be financially feasible. Jim Carlton, WSJ, "California Law Mandates Carbon-Free Electricity by 2045," 10 Sep. 2018 The industry has become accustomed to—even depends upon—these designer changeovers and the accompanying chatter about who’s in, who’s out, and who’s in the running. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, "The Top 5 Most Trending Runway Shows of 2018," 18 Dec. 2018 That means there may be some confusion as that changeover occurs. Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge, "Amazon now sells Macs, iPads, Apple Watches, and Apple TVs directly through Apple," 21 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of changeover

1892, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of changeover was in 1892

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English Language Learners Definition of changeover

: a change from one condition, system, method, etc., to another

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