Definition of 'turnout'
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That might be optimistic: insiders predict a far lower turnout for the mayoral election. Times, Sunday Times (2017)In the last general election she held the constituency on a 58 % turnout with the Conservatives in second place. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The poll also suggested a big turnout in the most unpredictable election for decades. The Sun (2010)The polls were kept open an extra four hours because the turnout was so high. The Sun (2009)Turnout at general elections is too low. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Early indications suggested a woefully low turnout. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It may be that people show little interest in the elections and that turnout is low. Times, Sunday Times (2012)And little wonder that the turnout at elections is so low. The Sun (2008)Eighty eight per cent of people polled demanded a referendum and the turnout was bigger than in the local elections. The Sun (2008)Turnout in the election was astonishing. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Unusually, there was also some sunshine as early indicators suggested a high turnout. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Its policies are set largely by committees of inner-city head teachers elected on a low turnout. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We fought hard, but the country voted out on a big turnout. The Sun (2016)There were signs of a high turnout - something both camps claimed would bring them victory. The Sun (2008)Advisers will point out that a low turnout and a winter poll tend to disadvantage Labour. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Forced underground, opposition activists have been waging their own battle to ensure a big turnout today. Times, Sunday Times (2009)First, a high turnout is the best antidote to extremism. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Eight unions walk out over three days from tomorrow but none had a 50 per cent vote turnout. The Sun (2014)The result was also a disappointment for women, despite a high turnout of 62%. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The winning margin was fewer than 30,000 votes on a turnout of 56 per cent. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Turnout in the vote was only 25 per cent and only 21 per cent of members backed it. The Sun (2015)
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Translations for 'turnout'
British English: turnout NOUN
The turnout at an event is the number of people who go to it or take part in it.
On the big night there was a massive turnout.
Definition of turnout from the Collins English Dictionary
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