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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Now ladies and gentlemen, a turnaround is absolutely imperative.
(Some of those schools would already be in "turnaround" programs, so the reviews could evaluate progress.)
This is not the Hollywood version of "turn around," where when they say a movie is in "turnaround," they mean that it is gone from being on the schedule to being locked away in the closet.
Mr. Voser, a former chief financial officer at engineering company ABB Ltd., and Mr. Franz, who previously ran Switzerland's flagship airline Swiss, are known as turnaround managers and both have strong track records.
New Line picked up the film after Fox put it in turnaround
The company is itself in turnaround, it lost 1.3 million subscribers in the last quarter (AT&T and Verizon both grew) and it must overcome a reputation for poor customer service.
The turnaround is going to be hindered by the fact that the Pre is exclusive on Sprint for 2009.
The turnaround is a remarkable one for a man whose show soared to national and international fame during the George W Bush era, on the back of incessant ridicule of Republican policies and personalities.
The fast turnaround is good, because that if I get a double 2, I get another roll of the dice sooner rather than later.
For holding his team together under such circumstances and leading a turnaround from a 4-11-1 record in 2008, Lewis earned 20½ votes Saturday from a nationwide panel of 50 sports writers and broadcasters who cover the league.