change·​over | \ˈchānj-ˌō-vər \

Definition of changeover 

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

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Examples of changeover in a Sentence

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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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 The car maker has also been struggling with the changeover to new stricter emissions-testing procedures in Europe that has limited the availability of some models and could result in a 1 billion-euro hit to 2018 earnings. WSJ, "Volkswagen’s Emissions-Cheating Saga Explained," 17 Sep. 2018 Guillemot suggested that changeover would cause a revolution in the gaming market, which will explode in size and accessibility thanks to cheap, streaming-capable boxes delivering big-budget hits. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Game streaming’s latency problems will be over in a few years, CEO says," 18 Sep. 2018 To put the scale of the potential threat of cord-cutting in perspective: for more than a year now, Netflix has had more subscribers in the United States than cable television, and the speed of changeover is only increasing. Graeme Mcmillan, The Verge, "Netflix, Amazon Video, and Xfinity are accidentally re-creating cable TV," 13 Aug. 2018 Seles was a 19-year-old and ranked No. 1 in the world in April 1993 when a fan of her rival, Steffi Graf, stabbed her in the shoulder during a changeover while playing a match in Hamburg, Germany. Sandra Harwitt, USA TODAY, "Petra Kvitova shares harrowing bond with Monica Seles," 30 June 2018 At the following changeover, he was given a salt pill by a doctor and had his left forearm massaged by a trainer. Howard Fendrich,, "Rafael Nadal wins record-extending 11th French Open title," 10 June 2018 At the following changeover, Nadal was given a salt pill by a doctor and had his left forearm massaged by a trainer. Howard Fendrich,, "Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem to win record-extending 11th French Open title," 10 June 2018 Hatch & Coop | Washington Square West Jake’s Sandwich Board’s last day at 122 S. 12th St. is Wednesday, June 20 as the changeover to Hatch & Coop – a chicken-and-egg specialist – is pegged to launch Monday, June 25. Michael Klein,, "Let's Eat: Life, Libertine and the pursuit of happiness," 20 June 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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