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turn·a·round

 (tûrn′ə-round′)
n.
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.
3.
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).
4.
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.

turnaround

(ˈtɜːnəˌraʊnd)
n
1. (Commerce)
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
Also called: turnround

turn•a•round

(ˈtɜrn əˌraʊnd)

n.
1. the total time consumed in the round trip of a ship, aircraft, vehicle, etc.
2. turnabout.
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.
[1925–30]

turnaround

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.turnaround - time need to prepare a vessel or ship for a return tripturnaround - 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"
afterthought, rethink, second thought, reconsideration - thinking again about a choice previously made; "he had second thoughts about his purchase"
3.turnaround - an area sufficiently large for a vehicle to turn aroundturnaround - 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"
driveway, private road, drive - a road leading up to a private house; "they parked in the driveway"
road, route - an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation
4.turnaround - act or process of unloading and loading and servicing a vessel or aircraft for a return tripturnaround - act or process of unloading and loading and servicing a vessel or aircraft for a return trip
preparation, readying - the activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose; "preparations for the ceremony had begun"
5.turnaround - turning in the opposite directionturnaround - turning in the opposite direction  
change of direction, reorientation - the act of changing the direction in which something is oriented
about turn, about-face - act of pivoting 180 degrees, especially in a military formation
u-turn - complete reversal of direction of travel

turnaround

noun
The act of changing or being changed from one position, direction, or course to the opposite:
Translations

turnaround

[ˈtɜːnəraʊnd] N
1. (= change) → cambio m de rumbo, giro m radical
2. (= improvement) → despegue m
3. (also turnaround time) (Naut) → tiempo m de descarga y carga (Comm) [of goods] → plazo m

turnaround

[ˈtɜːrnəraʊnd] turnround [ˈtɜːrnraʊnd] (British) n
(= sudden change) (in attitude, opinion, method)revirement m
(= sudden improvement) (in economy, business)nette amélioration f
(also turnaround time) → délai m

turnaround

, turnround
n
(also turnabout: in position, fig: in opinion etc) → Kehrtwendung f; she has done a complete turnaround on fiscal policysie hat in der Finanzpolitik eine totale Kehrtwendung gemacht or vollführt
(also turnaround time)Bearbeitungszeit f; (= production time)Fertigstellungszeit f
(of situation, company)Umschwung m, → Wende f
(of ship, aircraft)Abfertigung f
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