game changer

noun
variants: or game-changer

Definition of game changer

: a newly introduced element or factor that changes an existing situation or activity in a significant way

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Other Words from game changer

game-changing adjective
a game-changing discovery

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History is made in the Middle East in a possible game changer here in the Russia probe. Fox News, "Sen. Rubio on whether Trump has reversed course on China," 16 May 2018 And if Luck can revert to form and start putting points on the scoreboard, a guy like Chubb — remember how Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis did this back in the day for Peyton Manning — is the type of defensive game changer who can protect leads. 4. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, "NFL mock draft 2018: Bengals-Bills trade, post-combine fallout shake up first round," 13 Mar. 2018 The Succession to the Crown Act 2013 was a game changer, and is especially important for women born into the royal family. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Where Will Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Baby Fit in the Line of Succession?," 6 Apr. 2019 The crude deposits could be a game changer for Guyana, a former British colony with less than 800,000 people and an economy dependent on agriculture, mining and lumber. Kejal Vyas, WSJ, "Venezuela-Guyana Feud Halts Exxon Project," 24 Dec. 2018 That kind of accomplishment could be a game changer for a company that dragged its feet in giving a black superhero a solo movie. Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "2018 belonged to Black Panther. And it could change Marvel’s future.," 11 Dec. 2018 The revelation has been called a game changer in the world of data protection as regulators seek to raise awareness about how to secure information. BostonGlobe.com, "Group wants to buy out celebrity chef Mario Batali," 22 May 2018 The revelation has been called a game changer in the world of data protection as regulators seek to raise awareness about how to secure information. Tony Aarons, Bloomberg.com, "Zuckerberg’s Testimony to European Parliament to Be Live-Streamed," 21 May 2018 Epic’s generous revenue terms are a game changer that will allow publishers to invest more into content creation, or pass on savings to the players. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "Metro Exodus is skipping Steam for the Epic Games Store, and passing the savings on to you," 28 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of game changer

1993, in the meaning defined above

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game changer

noun

Financial Definition of game changer

What It Is

A game changer is a person or thing that radically changes an industry or a company.

How It Works

For instance, when Apple introduced the iPod, the product was a game changer. It revolutionized the way in which music was purchased and consumed. Though other companies had already launched MP3 players, Apple's product had a more attractive design, a big marketing budget, and, most important, a music platform (iTunes) that virtually dictated how music would be distributed going forward.

Why It Matters

Game changers are disruptive. They are sometimes crazy ideas. But if they work, they can be wildly lucrative. Unfortunately, they don't come along often.

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