- a reversal, as in business sales, especially from loss to profit.
- the time between the making of an investment and receiving a return.
Origin of turnaround
Examples from the Web for turnaround
The following month, however, funding had collapsed and the project was put in turnaround.
“It is a turnaround,” Ozer said about the trial, which is scheduled to continue on April 21, with “Zona” remaining in detention.
Credit for much of this turnaround goes to the Fed, and some of it is luck.America’s Economy Is Outperforming Rivals Because the U.S. Is Excelling at Globalization|Robert Shapiro|June 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The performance could spark a turnaround after what has been a difficult stretch for the Today show and, by extension, NBC.NBC, Today Show Get Boston Marathon Bombing Coverage Right|David Freedlander|April 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Democratic turnaround artist Will Marshall on what Republicans can do to end their political losing streak.The Bill Clinton and DLC Model For Reinventing the Republican Party|Will Marshall|March 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Only Hunter and his faded seat companion got out at the turnaround terminal and took the slideway to center-city.The Cartels Jungle|Irving E. Cox, Jr.
The turnaround in Milosevic's position was too sudden and Russia's support has always been more moral than military.After the Rain|Sam Vaknin
British Dictionary definitions for turnaround
- 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
- the time taken for this
Word Origin and History for turnaround
1936, from verbal phrase turn around "reverse," 1880, American English.