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cutover

Syllabification: cut·o·ver
Pronunciation: /ˈkədˌōvər
 
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Definition of cutover in English:

noun

A rapid transition from one phase of a business enterprise or project to another.
Example sentences
  • ‘There'll be nothing dramatic - no flash cutovers or any of that stuff - or you'll see customers running like scared rabbits,’ says Frank Dzubeck, president of Communications Network Architects.
  • Sprint is confident that Nortel's Succession platform will be able to provide all services supported by legacy Class 5 switches when the carrier does the cutover next January.
  • While the cutover of seats is of paramount importance to get our Navy and Marine Corps users into the NMCI collaborative environment, we must not lose focus on shutting down legacy applications and networks.

adjective

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(Of land) having had its saleable timber felled and removed.
Example sentences
  • More complex and expensive methods of regeneration, it now seemed, were the only way that Douglas fir would ever grow again on the immense swaths of cutover lands in the Pacific Northwest.
  • In the early decades of the twentieth century, lumber companies and railroads conceived elaborate plans to sell cutover lands in the Lower Mississippi basin to farmers from Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas.
  • And the Finns' log cabins, erected on barely cleared cutover lands, were covered with white clapboard siding as soon as finances permitted.

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