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turn·a·bout

 (tûrn′ə-bout′)
n.
1. The act of turning about and facing or moving in the opposite direction.
2. A shift or change in opinion, loyalty, or allegiance.
3. A dance or party to which girls invite boys.

turnabout

(ˈtɜːnəˌbaʊt)
n
1. the act of turning so as to face a different direction
2. a change or reversal of opinion, attitude, etc

turn•a•bout

(ˈtɜrn əˌbaʊt)

n.
1. the act of turning in a different or opposite direction.
2. a change of opinion, loyalty, etc.
3. Chiefly Brit. merry-go-round.
[1590–1600]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.turnabout - 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"
2.turnabout - turning in the opposite directionturnabout - 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

turnabout

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

turnabout

[ˈtɜːnəbaʊt] N (= change) → cambio m de rumbo, giro m radical

turnabout

[ˈtɜːrnəbaʊt] n (= sudden change) (in attitude, opinion)revirement m

turnabout

[ˈtɜːnəˌbaʊt] turnaround [ˈtɜːnəˌraʊnd] n (fig) → voltafaccia m inv, dietrofront m inv
References in classic literature ?
The Story Girl and I read it turnabout while the others, except Felix, ate apples.
Although there is a second round of presidential elections, which will overlap with the parliamentary elections, it is hard to believe that turnabouts are possible but the opposition must fight for every vote.
Did the same factors underlie the apparent turnabouts in both Canada and the U.S.?