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turnover

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noun turn·over \ˈtərn-ˌō-vər\

Definition of turnover

  1. 1a (1) :  the amount received in sales for a stated period (2) :  the ratio of sales for a stated period to average inventory (3) :  a cycle of purchase, sale, and replacement of a stock of goodsb :  the number of persons hired within a period to replace those leaving or dropped from a workforce; also :  the ratio of this number to the number in the average force maintainedc :  movement (as of goods or people) into, through, and out of a place

  2. 2 :  the amount of business done; especially :  the volume of shares traded on a stock exchange

  3. 3 :  the act or an instance of a team's losing possession of a ball through error or a minor violation of the rules (as in basketball or football)

  4. 4 :  a filled pastry made by folding half of the crust over the other half

  5. 5 :  an act or result of turning over :  upset

  6. 6 :  a turning from one side, place, or direction to its opposite :  shift, reversal

  7. 7 :  a reorganization with a view to a shift in personnel :  shake-up

  8. 8 :  something that is turned over

  9. 9 :  the continuous process of loss and replacement of a constituent (such as a cell or tissue) of a living system

Examples of turnover in a Sentence

  1. The company had an increase in turnover this quarter.

  2. The company has a high turnover rate.

  3. We want to find ways to speed up inventory turnover.

14th Century

First Known Use of turnover

14th century


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turnover

adjective turn·over

Definition of turnover

  1. :  capable of being turned over

Circa 1849

First Known Use of turnover

circa 1849


TURNOVER Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of turnover for English Language Learners

  • : the amount of money that is received in sales by a store or company

  • : the rate at which people leave a place, company, etc., and are replaced by others

  • : the rate at which the goods in a store are sold and replaced by other goods


TURNOVER Defined for Kids

turnover

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noun turn·over \ˈtərn-ˌō-vər\

Definition of turnover for Students

  1. :  a filled pastry with one half of the crust turned over the other


Medical Dictionary

turnover

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noun turn·over \ˈtər-ˌnō-vər\

Medical Definition of turnover

  1. :  the continuous process of loss and replacement of a constituent (as a neurotransmitter, cell, or tissue) of a living system protein turnover in various pathological states—J. C. Waterlow hyperthyroidism accelerates bone turnover and shortens the normal bone remodeling cycle—Richard Sadovsky



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