- an act or result of turning over; upset.
- change or movement of people, as tenants or customers, in, out, or through a place: The restaurant did a lively business and had a rapid turnover.
- the aggregate of worker replacements in a given period in a given business or industry.
- the ratio of the labor turnover to the average number of employees in a given period.
- the total amount of business done in a given time.
- the rate at which items are sold, especially with reference to the depletion of stock and replacement of inventory: Things are slow now, but they expect an increased turnover next month.
- the number of times that capital is invested and reinvested in a line of merchandise during a specified period of time.
- the turning over of the capital or stock of goods involved in a particular transaction or course of business.
- the rate of processing or the amount of material that has undergone a particular process in a given period of time, as in manufacturing.
- a change from one position, opinion, etc., to another, often to one that is opposed to that previously held.
- a reorganization of a political organization, business, etc., especially one involving a change or shift of personnel.
- a baked or deep-fried pastry with a sweet or savory filling in which half the dough is turned over the filling and the edges sealed to form a semicircle or triangle.
- Basketball, Football. the loss of possession of the ball to the opponents, through misplays or infractions of the rules.
- that is or may be turned over.
- having a part that turns over, as a collar.
Origin of turnover
First recorded in 1605–15; noun use of verb phrase turn over
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Examples from the Web for turnover
Turnover was huge in the growing auto industry, as workers hopped from factory to factory in search of better wages.Henry Ford Understood That Raising Wages Would Bring Him More Profit
January 6, 2014
By contrast, the turnover rate for physicians at large practices was 6.8 percent in 2012.How to Fix Health Care
August 6, 2013
To see why, lets look at JOLTS, a data series from the Bureau of Labor Statistics which tracks job openings and turnover.Did The Government Cause Our Long-Term Unemployment Problem?
April 24, 2013
We may have progressed to a stage where turnover and new car sales make the U.S. car fleet more efficient.The Greenest Month Ever: Hybrids Race Ahead
December 4, 2012
Kravchenko was a self-made millionaire whose “March 8th” furniture factory and stores had an annual turnover of $200 million.Russia’s Mikhail Kravchenko, Friend of Princess Michael of Kent, Murdered
May 21, 2012
They made their second, 180-degree turnover while weightless.The Cosmic Computer
Henry Beam Piper
Its turnover was small, its list of stockholders was select.Jack O' Judgment
When she returned from the kitchen with his turnover he was standing.Athalie
Robert W. Chambers
And so the visit to Turnover Park was made, and the Fenwicks were driven home.
You know you don't like him, and you know also that you will have a very bad time of it at Turnover.
Word Origin and History for turnover
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper