Definition of changeover in English:



  • A change from one system or situation to another.

    ‘the changeover from handicraft to mechanized manufacture’
    [as modifier] ‘the changeover period’
    • ‘The supermarket had adapted all its checkouts to handle both currencies during the changeover period.’
    • ‘The change is one of the largest single changeovers in postal codes and delivery methods ever undertaken by Canada Post in Manitoba, Barkman suggested.’
    • ‘Before that, however, the euro changeover will push up inflation over the next few months.’
    • ‘The changeover time can be extremely difficult to manage with customers who want to call up and say, What do I owe you?’
    • ‘At the start of the changeover process, a number of unusual donations occurred.’
    • ‘Prices rose substantially across a range of areas in Ireland during the euro changeover period.’
    • ‘The changeover would have gone unnoticed by many villagers as the post office was only closed for half-a-day.’
    • ‘These farmers will lose money as a direct result of the changeover.’
    • ‘The government is planning to issue every motorist with a ready reckoner to help them cope with the changeover.’
    • ‘He also said there would not be wholesale changeovers - business will change project by project and department-by-department.’
    • ‘Generally most people I have spoken to are embracing the changeover and finding it pretty easy.’
    • ‘The banks and some of the supermarkets have already been making noises about the cost to them of coping with the changeover.’
    • ‘The changeover comes at a crucial time, as the drama surrounding accession negotiations reaches a new pitch.’
    • ‘The same changeover from a basic rate payer to a zero payer turns each £100 into £125.’
    • ‘There is a changeover period this year until October when both old and new numbers can be used.’
    • ‘The changeover board yesterday said they did not know why some households had not received a converter.’
    • ‘This seminar will provide information on the changeover to the Euro and the implications it will have for business.’
    • ‘Now eight months into the changeover, he is pleased with the progress and warned motorists to take heed of the warrants.’
    • ‘The changeover to the euro has been a resounding success for those countries and their citizens.’
    • ‘She spoke of the Euro changeover, the increase in membership, and the success of the credit union in general.’
    change, move, passage, transformation, conversion, adaptation, adjustment, alteration, changeover, metamorphosis
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