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turnaround

[ turn-uh-round ]
/ ˈtɜrn əˌraʊnd /
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noun
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Origin of turnaround

First recorded in 1925–30; noun use of verb phrase turn around
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How to use turnaround in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for turnaround

turnaround
/ (ˈtɜːnəˌraʊnd) /

noun
  1. the act or process in which a ship, aircraft, etc, unloads passengers and freight at the end of a trip and reloads for the next trip
  2. the time taken for this
the total time taken by a ship, aircraft, or other vehicle in a round trip
a complete reversal of a situation or set of circumstances
Also called: turnround
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Other Idioms and Phrases with turnaround

turn around

Reverse the direction or course of something or someone, as in He has a way of turning around a failing business, or If someone doesn't turn him around he's headed for trouble. [Late 1800s]

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