rollover vs roll over :

rollover or roll over

A rollover used to be only a serious highway accident, but in the computer world this spelling has also been used to label a feature on a Web page which reacts in some way when you roll the ball inside a mouse or a trackball over it without having to click. It also became an adjective, as in “rollover feature.” However, when giving users instructions, the correct verb form is “roll over”—two words: “roll over the photo of our dog to see his name pop up.”Since most people now use either optical mice or trackpads the term “rollover” has become technically obsolete, but it persists.

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Definitions

  • n  the act of changing the institution that invests your pension plan without incurring a tax penalty

  • v  make a rolling motion or turn
  • v  negociate to repay a loan at a later date for an additional fee
  • v  re-invest (a previous investment) into a similar fund or security
News & Articles

  • Rollover crash
    A single car rollover crash on West Carroll Salem just west of Behlman occurred at about 12:30 p.m. Friday. Mid-County EMS and Portage Fire District firefighters responded to the scene. One person was transported to Magruder Hospital with minor injuries.
    June 15, 2013 - Port Clinton News Herald
  • Rollover crash
    A single car rollover crash on West Carroll Salem just west of Behlman occurred at about 12:30 p.m. Friday. Mid-County EMS and Portage Fire District firefighters responded to the scene. One person was transported to Magruder Hospital with minor injuries.
    June 15, 2013 - Port Clinton News Herald
  • Rollover accident kills Kansas City man
    A Kansas City man was killed in a rollover accident early Saturday morning.
    June 15, 2013 - The Kansas City Star