Definition of cutover in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkədˌōvər/ /ˈkədˌoʊvər/

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  • A rapid transition from one phase of a business enterprise or project to another.

    ‘the system cutovers have been on schedule’
    • ‘‘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.’
    • ‘Then, during cutover to the NMCI environment, EDS will use surveys to identify process issues and to enlist command leadership in identifying potential issues.’
    • ‘For its second rollout, Brady took the problem to heart and created a replica of its production system seven months prior to launch and populated it with a complete set of master data, well in advance of cutover.’
    • ‘We started winnowing legacy applications in connection with cutover to NMCI.’
    • ‘What are some of the capabilities that will be populating the NMCI once cutover is completed?’


  • (of land) having had its saleable timber felled and removed.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘The Forest Service enacted regulations to force lumber companies to practice enough silviculture to ensure regeneration in the cutover lands.’
    • ‘The CCC thus saw the atrophied bodies of those joining the program much as it viewed cutover forests and eroded soils: as a degraded natural resource in dire need of conservation.’
    • ‘Accordingly, we have no data to predict whether recent logging would favor or inhibit Picea rubens from recolonizing cutover areas and again becoming a major component of the forest canopy in the Valley.’
    • ‘The two watersheds had been cutover prior to purchase around 1920 by the United States government for inclusion in the National Forest System.’
    • ‘Those regulations do not include any management recommendations for snag retention in salvaged cutover areas.’
    • ‘Kiwi are also frequent users of cutover forest, often being more abundant there than in adjacent un-logged forest.’
    • ‘Visual research for this project was carried out on-site in areas of cutaway and cutover bogland in Mayo and Sligo.’
    • ‘Had it been otherwise, the ‘world's tallest trees’ title would be held jointly by the coast Doug-fir and the also cutover Australian mountain ash, both of which were known to exceed 400 feet.’
    • ‘‘It's difficult to see this because it fills me with grief,’ he said, indicating the cutover valley that provides habitat for beaver, elk, deer, mountain lion, lynx, skunk, bobcat, salmon, as well as human beings.’