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1. money given or received in return for its equivalent in a larger denomination or in a different currency
2. the balance of money given or received when the amount tendered is larger than the amount due
3. Archaic a place where merchants meet to transact business; an exchange
4. Astronomy the transition from one phase of the moon to the next
5. the order in which a peal of bells may be rung
6. Sport short for changeover
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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see SOCIAL CHANGE.
Collins Dictionary of Sociology, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2000

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In building construction, an authorized alteration or deviation from the design or scope of work as originally defined by the contract documents.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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24 January 2012 - Denizbank, the Turkish unit of troubled Franco-Belgian lender Dexia (EBR:DEXB), will change hands only if it receives good price offers, CEO Hakan Ates told reporters today as cited by Reuters.
In an "off market" transaction that saw another of Greenwich, CT's strategic properties change hands, CB Richard Ellis recently arranged the sale of 411 West Putnam Avenue for $32.3 million.
It wasn't as if we were saying tough luck, we would like to help her out but places change hands all the time."
Its bars and restaurants change hands rapidly, but one institution which has remained unchanged over the last half century is the cake-shops of Acland Street, with their delectable displays.