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

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The taller, deeper stage will attract bigger acts and let stagehands perform quicker changeovers. Bill Glauber, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Uline Warehouse Stage: A touch of the Northwoods at Summerfest," 20 June 2019 At the ensuing changeover, Thiem didn't whack a ball toward the stands, as Roger Federer memorably did during his semifinal loss to Nadal. Howard Fendrich,, "Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem in four sets to win his 12th French Open, 18th career Grand Slam title," 9 June 2019 That totaled almost a million miles a year and the changeovers added more than an hour to each return train trip. Rhiannon Hoyle, WSJ, "American Railways Chug Toward Automation," 19 Jan. 2019 The changeover from rain to snow takes longer than expected as the cold air is slow to arrive. Jason Samenow, Washington Post, "It still may snow Saturday, but a significant, record-setting event is very unlikely," 5 Apr. 2018 The tight schedule is complicating the changeover for treasurers, who typically prefer months worth of trading data on which to base business decisions. Nina Trentmann, WSJ, "Slow Switch to New Rates Leaves European Companies Playing Catch-Up," 16 Feb. 2019 One casualty of the changeover is Peter Burgh, a once-promising AbEx painter found dead in his studio with a pistol in hand. Jackson Arn, WSJ, "‘Goodbye to Tenth Street’ Review: A Final Sweeping," 15 Feb. 2019 That same year Norton Simon was acquired by Esmark, in the first of several changeovers, each of which saw Halston’s role diminished. Vogue, "Watch an Exclusive Clip of Halston Before Its Sundance Premiere—And Read What the Director and Producer Say About Its Making," 23 Jan. 2019 Still, the changeover from its Queens facility has resulted in some delivery issues. Jennifer Smith, WSJ, "Inside FreshDirect’s Big Bet to Win the Home-Delivery Fight," 18 July 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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