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In telecommunication, the term handoff has these meanings:

1. In cellular mobile systems, the process of transferring a phone call in progress from one cell[?] transmitter and receiver and frequency pair to another cell transmitter and receiver using a different frequency pair without interrupting the call.

2. In satellite communications, the process of transferring ground-station[?] control responsibility from one ground station to another without loss or interruption of service.

Source: from Federal Standard 1037C and from MIL-STD-188

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