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1. A rejection.
2. One who has been turned down or rejected.
3. Something that is folded down, as on a garment.
4. A downturn.
Being or capable of being turned or folded down: a turndown collar.



1. that is or may be turned down; folded or doubled down: a turndown collar.
2. an act or instance of being refused or rejected.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.turndown - the act of refusing an offerturndown - the act of refusing an offer; "the turndown was polite but very firm"
rejection - the act of rejecting something; "his proposals were met with rejection"


A turning down of a request:
References in classic literature ?
Varenka, in her dark dress, in a black hat with a turndown brim, was walking up and down the whole length of the arcade with a blind Frenchwoman, and, every time she met Kitty, they exchanged friendly glances.
7-1/2 HP, 460 V, 3 PH, motor suitable for VFD operation at 10:1 turndown ratio.
With room rates starting at Php 5,500 nett in a Junior Suite, enjoy wine and cheese at turndown, buffet breakfast for two at Restaurant 5, and a complimentary cocktail for Dad.
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The sources have been revealed that the finance division had turndown the request of health ministry of appointment of five more drug inspectors.
Staycationers will be treated with port and chocolate at turndown service and a hot, made-to-order breakfast in the morning.
In implementing such measures, though, it is important not to lose sight of the underlying engineering principles of the plant in question as these may impose practical constraints on the level of turndown that can be achieved.
The company says they require little by way of utilities and provide for short start-up times and high turndown capabilities, www.
There are 100 discrete notched settings on the scale which enable a 10:1 turndown of the linear pitch of the drive unit.
It also offers enhanced turndown, linearity and repeatability.
The t-mass 150, with a turndown of 100:1, can measure small gas quantities at low operating pressures, making it suitable for applications such as leak detection, process control, cost allocation, analysis of flow profiles, and energy management.
2 GPH and 300 GPH with superior turndown flexibility.