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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A space, as in a driveway, permitting the turning around of a vehicle.
  • n. The act or an instance of turning about and facing or moving in the opposite direction; a reversal: Stock prices fell in the morning but rallied in a dramatic afternoon turnaround.
  • n. A shift or change in opinion, loyalty, or allegiance.
  • n. The process of or time needed for loading, unloading, and servicing a ship, airplane, or other vehicle.
  • n. The process of or time needed for performing a task, especially receiving, completing, and returning an assignment.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of turning to face in the other direction.
  • n. A reversal of policy.
  • n. The time required to carry out a task.
  • n. A turnabout.
  • n. A cadence linking the end of a verse to the beginning of the next.
  • n. The notation for the addition of a grace note above then below a given note.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. time need to prepare a vessel or ship for a return trip
  • n. a decision to reverse an earlier decision
  • n. act or process of unloading and loading and servicing a vessel or aircraft for a return trip
  • n. an area sufficiently large for a vehicle to turn around
  • n. turning in the opposite direction

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