from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A rejection.
- n. One who has been turned down or rejected.
- n. Something that is folded down, as on a garment.
- n. A downturn.
- adj. Being or capable of being turned or folded down: a turndown collar.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A downturn
- n. The service of turning down the bedcovers and often leaving chocolates etc. on the pillow.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Capable of being turned down
- adj. Made to wear with the upper part turned down.
- n. An act of refusing or of being refused
- n. a decline in activity, especially business.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Folded or doubled down.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. refuse entrance or membership
- v. reject with contempt
- v. take a downward direction
- v. make lower or quieter
- v. refuse to accept
- n. the act of refusing an offer
So vulnerability to a business turndown is the first reason why this has to stop.
The direct-loan program asked for "turndown" letters from two banks, lots of unnecessary documentation and bureaucratic delays were commonplace.
Roger Carr, the chairman of Centrica and Cadbury's, referred, in an interview on the BBC's Today programme, to the "turndown".
"turndown" that is appealed to any court -- bankruptcy district, appellate or what not.
After the third turndown for the Medal of Honor and after listening to the disappointing phone calls from the men who wrote me up for the medal, I was involved with the unauthorized medal package.
A recent New York Times story characterizing 2011 as "the year of the board turndown" held out a sliver of anecdotal hope for rejected buyers: a broker tells the Times that she persuaded an Upper East Side co-op board to reverse its decision simply by resubmitting her lightly-employed client's board package, this time with character references.
"Turning around a board turndown is incredibly tough," says Deanna Kory, a real estate broker at Corcoran.
Most of the agents and lawyers we spoke to could cite only one or two successful attempts to reverse a turndown.
And the alternative—the price of being genteel and unassuming—is often a curt turndown.
Mr. Rosenberg is bolder, saying that a drop to 2% in the 30-year yield "is not at all out of the question," depending on how severe the economic turndown proves to be.