the gathering of persons who come to an exhibition, party, spectacle, or the like: They had a large turnout at the meeting.
quantity of production; output.
an act of turning out.
the manner or style in which a person or thing is equipped, dressed, etc.
a short side track, space, spur, etc., that enables trains, automobiles, etc., to pass one another or park.
Ballet. the turning out of the legs from the hips, with the feet back to back or heel to heel.
Railroads. a track structure composed of a switch, a frog, and closure rails, permitting a train to leave a given track for a branching or parallel track.: Compare crossover (def. 6).
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How to use turnout in a sentence
The turnout is unusual in a country where political protests in the past 20 years have been concentrated in big cities.'The Whole System Needs Changing.' The Russia Protests Are About More Than Just Alexei Navalny | Madeline Roache | February 5, 2021 | Time
Voter suppression often works, but it can also produce a backlash — just as we saw in 2020 when turnout was higher than it had been in decades.Republicans have a strategy to take back power. Here’s why it could fail. | Paul Waldman | January 27, 2021 | Washington Post
Voter turnout hit historic highs, a record number voted early and by mail, and about 160 million Americans participated in the democratic process.
He praised the “twin powers of Georgia,” voting rights organizer Stacey Abrams and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, both Democrats, crediting them with laying the groundwork to boost turnout and protect the vote.Democrats win control of U.S. Senate as Ossoff defeats Perdue | John Wagner, Brittany Shammas, Derek Hawkins, Cleve Wootson, Hannah Knowles | January 7, 2021 | Washington Post
In each, turnout decreased significantly from the general election, and in all but one, Republicans expanded their vote margin.Democrats win unified — if narrow — control of Washington on a violent day | Michael Scherer | January 7, 2021 | Washington Post
In his final new rule of the November 14th episode, Maher takes American voters to task for the lowest voter turnout in 72 years.
And new evidence shows the cause is a turnout motivator for Democratic base voters.
Without Obama on the ballot, minority turnout can be expected to decline from its 2008 and 2012 peaks.
But turnout tends to be far more variable in a midterm election and modeling become far difficult.Did a Flawed Computer Model Sabotage the Democrats? | Ben Jacobs | November 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This much-vaunted turnout operation turns out not to have deserved much vaunt.Inside the Democrats’ Godawful Midterm Election Wipeout | Michael Tomasky | November 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The turnout, considering that the admission fee was fifty cents, must have been very gratifying to the Parson.Portrait and Biography of Parson Brownlow, The Tennessee Patriot | William Gannaway Brownlow
"And don't mention the pistol," called Sam, as the turnout moved on again.The Rover Boys on the Farm | Arthur M. Winfield (AKA Edward Stratemeyer)
Free of the drag, it shot forth like an arrow from a bow, and soon began to crawl up to Peter Slade's turnout.The Rover Boys on the Farm | Arthur M. Winfield (AKA Edward Stratemeyer)
Nevertheless, there was a sizable turnout of people for the afternoon performance.From Place to Place | Irvin S. Cobb
In fact I do not know of a single bachelor who has such a turnout.The Complete Bachelor | Walter Germain
British Dictionary definitions for turn out
(tr) to cause (something, esp a light) to cease operating by or as if by turning a knob, etc
(tr) to produce by an effort or process: she turned out 50 units per hour
(tr) to dismiss, discharge, or expel: the family had been turned out of their home
(tr) to empty the contents of, esp in order to clean, tidy, or rearrange: to turn out one's pockets
to prove to be: her work turned out to be badly done
to end up; result: it all turned out well
(tr) to fit as with clothes: that woman turns her children out well
(intr) to assemble or gather: a crowd turned out for the fair
(of a soldier) to parade or to call (a soldier) to parade
(intr) informal to get out of bed
(intr foll by for) informal to make an appearance, esp in a sporting competition: he was asked to turn out for Liverpool
the body of people appearing together at a gathering
the quantity or amount produced
an array of clothing or equipment
the manner in which a person or thing is arrayed or equipped
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Other Idioms and Phrases with turnout
Shut off, as in He turned out the light. [Late 1800s]
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