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turnaround

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noun turn·around \-ˌrau̇nd\

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

  1. 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. 2 :  a space permitting the turning around of a vehicle

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

  4. 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.



1926

First Known Use of turnaround

1926



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