the act of turning in a different or opposite direction.
a change of opinion, loyalty, etc.
a reciprocal action; act of doing to someone exactly as that person has done to oneself or another: Turnabout is fair play.
a person who changes things; a radical.
Chiefly British. merry-go-round.
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How to use turnabout in a sentence
To Levitt and Dubner, this historical turnabout teaches that technological innovation solves problems, and if it creates new problems, innovation will solve those, too.Did Cars Rescue Our Cities From Horses? - Issue 108: Change | Brandon Keim | November 10, 2021 | Nautilus
That’s quite a turnabout from recent all-time highs for both.The technology selloff is getting to be somewhat material | Alex Wilhelm | March 5, 2021 | TechCrunch
Even Michele Bachmann recently made an abrupt turnabout on the issue, declaring it a settled question.
The recent turnabout is, ironically, a bit awkward for some of Obama's backers in the political press.
The incredible turnabout of Martin Drengo, the attack on David, who was killed, but somehow was not dead.Infinite Intruder | Alan Edward Nourse
That is—until there was a question of turnabout being fair play in a world where natives took their skinning literally!Skin Game | Charles E. Fritch
turnabout may not always be fair play in the gulfs between the stars.No Hiding Place | Richard R. Smith
In the course of its fighting the monster may have to turnabout.War and the Future | H. G. Wells
British Dictionary definitions for turnabout
the act of turning so as to face a different direction
a change or reversal of opinion, attitude, etc
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