Handoff meaning

hănd'ôf', -ŏf'
The act or an instance of handing the ball to a teammate during a play.
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The act or an instance of handing a baton to a teammate in a relay race.
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The act or an instance of passing something or the control of it from one person or agency to another.

A handoff of the aircraft from one control tower to another.

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An offensive maneuver in which a back, esp. the quarterback, hands the ball directly to another back.
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(1) See Apple Handoff.
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The process by which a cellular radio network transfers a call as the mobile station (MS) moves out of the range of one base station (BS) in one cell and into the range of another base station in another cell. A hard handoff is one in which the connection is briefly broken by the first base station before being re-established by the second. This technique is known as break and make. A soft handoff is one in which the connection is established by the second base station before being broken by the first.This technique is known as make and break. See also BS, cellular radio, MS, and radio.
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Alternative form of hand-off.
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