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1. A space, as in a driveway, permitting the turning around of a vehicle.
2. The act or an instance of turning about and facing or moving in the opposite direction.
a. A dramatic change in fortune or performance, especially for the better: Stock prices fell in the morning but rallied in an afternoon turnaround.
b. A dramatic change in opinion, behavior, or allegiance: "Sometimes he would do a turnaround and say that maybe she was right" (Alice Munro).
a. The process of or time needed for performing a task, especially receiving, completing, and returning an assignment.
b. The process of or time needed for loading, unloading, and servicing a ship, airplane, or other vehicle.
nAlso called: turnround
a. the act or process in which a ship, aircraft, etc, unloads passengers and freight at the end of a trip and reloads for the next trip
b. the time taken for this
2. (Commerce) the total time taken by a ship, aircraft, or other vehicle in a round trip
3. a complete reversal of a situation or set of circumstances
1. the total time consumed in the round trip of a ship, aircraft, vehicle, etc.
3. change of allegiance, opinion, mood, policy, etc.
4. a place or area having sufficient room for a vehicle to turn around.
5. a recovery, as in business sales; change from loss to profit.
The length of time between arriving at a point and being ready to depart from that point. It is used in this sense for the loading, unloading, re-fueling, and re-arming, where appropriate, of vehicles, aircraft, and ships. See also turnaround cycle.
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|Noun||1.||turnaround - time need to prepare a vessel or ship for a return trip|
work time - a time period when you are required to work
|2.||turnaround - a decision to reverse an earlier decision|
deciding, decision making - the cognitive process of reaching a decision; "a good executive must be good at decision making"
|3.||turnaround - an area sufficiently large for a vehicle to turn around|
area - a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function; "the spacious cooking area provided plenty of room for servants"
|4.||turnaround - act or process of unloading and loading and servicing a vessel or aircraft for a return trip|
|5.||turnaround - turning in the opposite direction |
change of direction, reorientation - the act of changing the direction in which something is oriented
u-turn - complete reversal of direction of travel
(also turnabout: in position, fig: in opinion etc) → Kehrtwendung f; she has done a complete turnaround on fiscal policy → sie hat in der Finanzpolitik eine totale Kehrtwendung gemacht or vollführt
(also turnaround time) → Bearbeitungszeit f; (= production time) → Fertigstellungszeit f
(of ship, aircraft) → Abfertigung f