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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
References in classic literature ?
Today, however, this room is mine," said the Marionette, "and if you wish to do me a favor, get out now, and don't turn around even once.
The vehicle completed its circular trip without his thinking to turn around once, and he went back to London delighted with the Lake of Geneva.
At half past five he happened to turn around, and "beheld the glorious spectacle of the Matterhorn, just touched by the rosy-fingered morning, and looking like a huge pyramid of fire rising out of the barren ocean of ice and rock around it.