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 This time, on a muggy night with the humidity above 50%, the lefthander raised some concern by having a trainer come out to rub a cream into that forearm during a changeover early in the third set. Howard Fendrich,, "Rafael Nadal shows his strength in reaching US Open semifinals," 5 Sep. 2019 The schedule of matches is critical for spectator planning, and the program is great changeover reading. Jon Wertheim,, "Insider's Guide to Attending the 2019 U.S. Open," 21 Aug. 2019 Officially, that would be Foundation Honda in Cleveland Heights, which formally announced the changeover today (Sept. 12), after a nearly 30-year run by the Gile family along Mayfield Road. Thomas Jewell,, "Foundation Honda takes the wheel at former Motorcars in Cleveland Heights," 12 Sep. 2019 Stewart found fame amid a generational changeover in Hollywood, with the emergence of social media enabling actors to cultivate their own public image—and enabling fans to feel entitled to every last pixel of information. Isaac Feldberg, Fortune, "Kristen Stewart Was Told She ‘Might Get A Marvel Movie’ if She Kept Her Sexuality Quiet," 3 Sep. 2019 But in an era of player empowerment and unprecedented roster changeover, the Portland Trail Blazers have cornered the market in stability and continuity. Joe Freeman,, "In era of NBA player empowerment, CJ McCollum bucks trend, stays loyal to Portland Trail Blazers," 31 July 2019 When SeaWorld made the changeover to its new nighttime programming, environmental activist and attorney Marco Gonzalez, who in years past has battled SeaWorld over its fireworks, applauded the theme park for phasing them out. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Fireworks return to SeaWorld after two-year absence," 18 July 2019 Williams immediately asked for a trainer, who added tape to her lower right leg and foot during a medical timeout at the ensuing changeover midway through the second set Sunday. Howard Fendrich,, "Serena Williams turns her right ankle but holds on to reach the U.S. Open quarterfinals," 1 Sep. 2019 The 33-year-old spent all of the subsequent changeover stretching out what appeared to be some discomfort in her lower back. Matias Grez, CNN, "Serena Williams to face Simona Halep in Wimbledon final," 11 July 2019

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First Known Use of changeover

1892, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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27 Oct 2019

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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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