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

Other Words from game changer

game-changing adjective
a game-changing discovery

Examples of game changer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On this episode of the Fifth & Mission podcast, reporter Catherine Ho joins host Cecilia Lei to discuss why new antiviral pills could be a game changer for the pandemic. Fifth & Mission Podcast, San Francisco Chronicle, 12 Jan. 2022 That said, once this deal passes the scrutiny of federal regulators, Amazon’s video catalog will be nearly twice the size of the vault controlled by Netflix - a game changer. Jack Nasher, Forbes, 27 Dec. 2021 However, legalization would be a game changer for the cannabis industry in Europe, and German companies are already champing at the bit to enter the market. Dario Sabaghi, Forbes, 29 Dec. 2021 Whether athletes are seeking new opportunities because of the coaching carousel or wanting a chance to play, the portal is a game changer as players no longer have to sit out a year after transferring and can contribute immediately. Scooby Axson, USA TODAY, 14 Dec. 2021 Depending on your needs, leveraging AI and ML in combination with 5G could be a game changer by identifying more routing abilities for specific applications. Vikram Chopra, Forbes, 7 Dec. 2021 But after a brief uptick in 2016, the national birthrate has been falling year on year, prompting authorities to loosen the policy this year even further to three children -- though few experts believe the three-child policy will be a game changer. Nectar Gan And Steve George, CNN, 1 Dec. 2021 Anaya has been a game changer this season for the 11-0 Huskies, who prepare to take on Scottsdale Saguaro at home Saturday night in an Open Division state football semifinal. Richard Obert, The Arizona Republic, 30 Nov. 2021 Although no strangers to foster care — the Becerras have cared for numerous foster children over the past five years and as of Friday will have adopted two of them — the hand up from the charities has been a game changer, Nicole Becerra said. Mary Jo Pitzl, Arizona Republic, 14 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of game changer

1993, in the meaning defined above

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15 Jan 2022

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“Game changer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/game%20changer. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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