Definition of Turnaround

1. Noun. Time need to prepare a vessel or ship for a return trip.

Exact synonyms: Turnaround Time
Generic synonyms: Work Time

2. Noun. A decision to reverse an earlier decision.
Exact synonyms: Change Of Mind, Flip-flop, Reversal, Turnabout
Generic synonyms: Deciding, Decision Making
Specialized synonyms: Afterthought, Reconsideration, Rethink, Second Thought
Derivative terms: Flip-flop, Reverse

3. Noun. An area sufficiently large for a vehicle to turn around.
Generic synonyms: Area
Group relationships: Drive, Driveway, Private Road, Road, Route

4. Noun. Act or process of unloading and loading and servicing a vessel or aircraft for a return trip.
Exact synonyms: Turnround
Generic synonyms: Preparation, Readying

5. Noun. Turning in the opposite direction.
Exact synonyms: Reversal, Reverse, Reversion, Turnabout
Generic synonyms: Change Of Direction, Reorientation
Specialized synonyms: About Turn, About-face, U-turn
Derivative terms: Reverse, Reverse, Reverse, Reverse

Definition of Turnaround

1. Noun. The act of turning to face in the other direction. ¹

2. Noun. A reversal of policy. ¹

3. Noun. The time required to carry out a task. ¹

4. Noun. A turnabout. ¹

5. Noun. ¹

6. Noun. (music) A cadence linking the end of a verse to the beginning of the next. ¹

7. Noun. (music) The notation for the addition of a grace note above then below a given note. ¹

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Definition of Turnaround

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Turnaround

turn to dust
turn turtle
turn up
turn up for the book
turn up one's nose
turn up the heat
turn up the pressure
turn upside down
turnabout is fair play
turnaround (current term)
turnaround time
turnbull's blue

Literary usage of Turnaround

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Women in Rice Farming: Proceedings of a Conference on Women in Rice Farming by International Rice Research Institute (1985)
"turnaround time In rainfed areas, long turnaround times (the interval between harvesting of one crop and the planting of the next in a cropping sequence) ..."

2. Sweden: Achieving Results for Sustained Growth by Oecd, OECD. (2007)
"The Swedish experience: the significant contribution of reform to the turnaround of the economy in the 1990s Significant progress in product market ..."

3. Improving Data to Analyze Food And Nutrition Policies by National Academies Press (U.S.) (2005)
"QUICK-turnaround SURVEYS There may be some cases for which a few questions about dieting practices and attitudes or concerns about food safety will provide ..."

4. Joint Report with Comprehensive Plan and Recommendations by William Russell Willcox (1920)
""turnaround" CHARTS In the upper right-hand corner of the track chart are what are ... In liko manner the turnaround of a train of the southern group can be ..."

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