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handover (plural handovers)
- The transference of authority, control, power or knowledge from one agency to another, or from one state to another.
- 2019 October 4, Emma Graham-Harrison, “Hong Kong leader threatens harsher crackdown under emergency law”, in The Guardian, retrieved 4 October 2019:
- The emergency regulations ordinance, created by British authorities to break up port strikes in 1922, had not been used for over half a century, and never since the handover of Hong Kong to Chinese rule in 1997.
- The information passed on in such a case.
- The daytime team got an urgent handover from the afterhours department.
- (cellular telecommunications) the process of transferring an ongoing call or data session from one channel connected to the core network to another channel.
- (satellite telecommunications) the process of transferring satellite control responsibility from one earth station to another without loss or interruption of service.
- The transfer of goods from the dealer to the purchaser, often of illegal goods.
- 2018 February, Robert Draper, “They are Watching You—and Everything Else on the Planet: Technology and Our Increasing Demand for Security have Put Us All under Surveillance. Is Privacy Becoming just a Memory?”, in National Geographic, Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, ISSN 0027-9358, OCLC 1049714034, archived from the original on 14 June 2018:
- Haz sits in the trailer for 10 hours straight, eyes trained on the patrons. If he sees the makings of a drug deal or a fight, he notifies the club’s in-house security by walkie-talkie. It amazes him how indiscreet drug dealers can be—with the bulges in their socks and their melodramatic handovers—despite the presence of security guards.