Word forms: turnarounds
1. countable noun A turnaround is a complete change in opinion, attitude, or method. [+ in] ⇒ I have personally never done such a complete turnaround in my opinion of a person. ⇒ I don't see any vast turnarounds in the way we do business. 2. countable noun [usu sing] A turnaround is a sudden improvement, especially in the success of a business or a country's economy. [+ in] ⇒ The deal marks a turnaround in the fortunes of South Wales Electricity. ⇒ A new survey shows signs of a turnaround in Northern California's housing market. 3. variable noun The turnaround or turnaround time of a task, for example the unloading of an aircraft or ship, is the amount of time that it takes. ⇒ It is possible to produce a result within 34 hours but the standard turnaround is 12 days. ⇒ The agency should reduce turnaround time by 11 per cent.
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