1. act of relinquishing property or authority etc
; - Example: "the handover of occupied territory"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
handover \handover\ n.
The act of relinquishing property or authority etc. to
another; as, the handover of occupied territory to the
original posssessors; the handover of power from the military
back to the civilian authorities.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: act of relinquishing property or authority etc; "the
handover of occupied territory"
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):
(HO, or "handoff") the mechanism by which an
on going cellular connection between a mobile terminal (MT,
typically a mobile phone) or mobile host (MH) and a
corresponding terminal or host is transferred from one point
of access of the fixed network to another.
Handover may occur because the phone is leaving its current
cell, to balance demand between cells, to reduce interference
or to transfer a user who has stopped moving to a nearby cell
with shorter range.