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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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 The front will also bring much colder temperatures and a possible changeover to snow for northern Alabama into Christmas Eve. Leigh Morgan, al, "Forecasters expand marginal risk for severe weather in Alabama on Wednesday night into Thursday morning," 22 Dec. 2020 But these two guys have stayed for more than a decade in the most changeover era coaching in the NFL has ever seen. Childs Walker,, "NBC’s Mike Tirico on the Ravens vs. Steelers rivalry, Lamar Jackson, the 2020 season and more," 26 Nov. 2020 Breaking tradition While the White House conversion to accommodate a new first family is carried out flawlessly, a couple of factors could complicate the changeover in January. Michael Collins, USA TODAY, "'Organized chaos': Inauguration Day move into the White House for Bidens complicated by COVID," 8 Dec. 2020 The changeover in administrations probably wouldn't affect an omnibus deal very much. Arkansas Online, "Congress returns with virus aid, federal funding unresolved," 30 Nov. 2020 There are still model differences, with the American GFS (shown above) having the changeover to rain occurring sooner than the European model. Star Tribune, "Pre-Thanksgiving Rain And Snow Expected Tuesday," 22 Nov. 2020 The state Department of Education announced the immediate changeover last week for the 570 students enrolled at Lanai High and Elementary School, Hawaii News Now reports. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, "Restaurant suit, Rocket Boys, food bank boom: News from around our 50 states," 27 Oct. 2020 Transitions from gas to electric power are almost imperceptible, as is the changeover from regenerative to friction braking. Mike Sutton, Car and Driver, "Tested: 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid Proves to Be an Electrifying Workhorse," 19 Nov. 2020 Neither the WWII Museum no Hostmark responded to requests for comment on the reasons for the management changeover. Anthony Mcauley | Staff Writer,, "WWII Museum picks new management company for The Higgins Hotel," 12 Oct. 2020

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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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27 Dec 2020

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“Changeover.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of changeover

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

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