handover (plural handovers)

  1. The transference of authority, control, power or knowledge from one agency to another, or from one state to another.
  2. The information passed on in such a case.
    The daytime team got an urgent handover from the afterhours department.
  3. (cellular telecommunications) the process of transferring an ongoing call or data session from one channel connected to the core network to another channel.
  4. (satellite telecommunications) the process of transferring satellite control responsibility from one earth station to another without loss or interruption of service.
  5. The transfer of goods from the dealer to the purchaser, often of illegal goods.

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