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 Below are the most likely changeover times from rain to snow, with much of the area experiencing snow after sunset. Emily Bamforth, cleveland, "How bad will the evening commute be for Northeast Ohio’s first major snowfall?," 11 Nov. 2019 And since the Blazers feature six fresh faces, including three new starters, on a team coming off a trip to the Western Conference finals, intrigue and interest are higher than the last couple seasons, when the team had minimal roster changeover. Joe Freeman, oregonlive, "Kent Bazemore is fun, Mario Hezonja is a 'devil,’ frontcourt injuries: Portland Trail Blazers fan fest," 7 Oct. 2019 At issue was whether Jamaica had gained an advantage by not lining up correctly for a changeover. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Peters wins javelin for 2nd-ever world gold for Grenada," 6 Oct. 2019 These sorts of stakes, and this sort of setting, are unfamiliar for Riske, the unseeded American who mistakenly headed to her changeover chair thinking the match’s fifth game was over when the score was just 40-15. Howard Fendrich,, "Serena Williams dispatches Alison Riske to reach semifinals once again," 9 July 2019 An exact schedule for the changeover has not been announced, but BART plans to sell only Clipper cards at all 48 stations as early as the end of 2019. Steve Rubenstein,, "BART plans to stop selling paper tickets by end of 2019," 14 June 2019 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

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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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24 Nov 2019

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“Changeover.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 7 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of changeover

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

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