Simple Definition of turnaround
: the time it takes someone to receive, deal with, and return something
: the process of making something (such as an airplane) ready for use again after it has arrived at a place
: a complete change from a bad situation to a good situation, from one way of thinking to an opposite way of thinking, etc.
Full Definition of turnaround
1a : the process of readying a transport vehicle for departure after its arrival; also : the time spent in this process <a quick turnaround between flights>b : the action of receiving, processing, and returning something <24-hour turnaround time on most orders>
2 : a space permitting the turning around of a vehicle
4 : a jump shot by a player facing away from the basket who turns toward the basket while shooting —often used attributively <a turnaround jumper>
Examples of turnaround
The turnaround for most orders is 24 hours.
There is a 24-hour turnaround time on most orders.
a quick turnaround between flights
The team needs a big turnaround after their loss last week.
The company has achieved a remarkable turnaround in the past year.
The latest news has caused a turnaround in public opinion.
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