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Meaning of “handover” in the English Dictionary

"handover" in British English

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handovernoun [U]

uk   /ˈhæn.dəʊ.vər/  us   /-doʊ.vɚ/
the giving of ​control of or ​responsibility for something to someone ​else: The United Nations is to ​supervise the handover of the ​prisoners of ​war.
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(Definition of handover from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"handover" in American English

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handovernoun [C]

 us   /ˈhændˌoʊ·vər/
the ​officialact of giving something to someone after ​planning to do this: After the ​election, there was a ​peaceful handover of ​power to the new ​government.
(Definition of handover from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"handover" in Business English

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handovernoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈhændəʊvər/  us   /-doʊvɚ/ MANAGEMENT
the ​act of giving ​responsibility for something to another ​person, or the ​period during which this ​happens: Company ​executives expect the handover to be ​relatively swift, with Norris taking over the chairman's role within weeks.handover of sth The handover of ​power is not going to ​happen before a ​generalelection. an orderly/​smooth handover Now, after a handover ​period, he is ​leaving the ​board completely.
(Definition of handover from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “handover”
in Chinese (Simplified) (控制权或责任的)移交…
in Chinese (Traditional) (控制權或責任的)移交…
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