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

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
Recent Examples on the Web For areas of the Northeast, that temperature changeover is even more abrupt. Allison Chinchar, CNN, 10 Feb. 2022 The recent problems in South County prompted some Carlsbad residents to question the decision, but Republic assured the City Council at its meeting last week that the changeover is on track and labor issues are unlikely there. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Feb. 2022 Since the changeover, Duke’s has become a go-to place for those looking to stay out late. Jess Lander, San Francisco Chronicle, 13 Apr. 2022 While the mountains will first experience snow, temperatures will slowly rise through the higher elevations, leading to a changeover to rain. Haley Brink, CNN, 27 Feb. 2022 Athletes spent Friday testing skis, practicing the changeover in gear — which happens while the clock is running — and fine-tuning their bodies and cold-weather coping techniques. Nat Herz, Anchorage Daily News, 4 Feb. 2022 After Nadal broke him in the third game of the fourth set, on a double-fault, Medvedev walked to the changeover giving an ironic thumbs-up to the crowd. John Pye, The Christian Science Monitor, 30 Jan. 2022 Rain will likely develop during the afternoon, then there could be a changeover to snow at night as temperatures drop through the 30s., 7 Mar. 2022 The changeover could begin in northwest Alabama by 9 p.m. and spread south and eastward through the overnight hours. Leigh Morgan, al, 11 Mar. 2022 See More

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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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14 May 2022

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“Changeover.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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