turnaround

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

turn·around

noun \-ˌrand\

: 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

1
a :  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
3
a :  turnabout 2a <a corporate turnaround>
b :  turnabout 2b
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

  1. The turnaround for most orders is 24 hours.
  2. There is a 24-hour turnaround time on most orders.
  3. a quick turnaround between flights
  4. The team needs a big turnaround after their loss last week.
  5. The company has achieved a remarkable turnaround in the past year.
  6. The latest news has caused a turnaround in public opinion.

First Known Use of TURNAROUND

1926

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