turn|a|round


turn|a|round
turn|a|round «TURN uh ROWND», noun.
1. a reversal: »

Most economists agree that there will be no strong turnaround in the economy until business starts building up its inventories again (Time).

2. the time that a ship spends in a port before the outgoing voyage; turnround: »

With a minimum reorganization the quick loading and turnaround will save us at least 20% on handling alone (Wall Street Journal).

3. a place for a vehicle to turn around: »

Build us a road with a turnaround at the farther end (New Yorker).

4. a) the process of carrying out or completing a job or activity or producing a result: »

Despite many promises from the inventors, the cloak of invisibility remained stuck in turnaround.

b) the time period needed to accomplish a task or create a product from inception to result: »

Electronic typesetting shortened the turnaround for printing jobs.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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