Definition of turndown in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈtəːndaʊn


  • 1A rejection or refusal: no idea should meet a flat turndown if there’s a chance of a pay-off
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    • There have been no turndowns, to my knowledge, by anybody.
    • That turndown has been now upheld by the Supreme Court.
    • It was not exactly a turndown, but they wanted to refer me to a couple of other programs that I was not willing to go into.
  • 2A decline in something; a downturn: the company has suffered a dramatic turndown after a storm of bad publicity
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    • It is believed the value of the airline has fallen following a spate of industrial unrest, the foot-and-mouth crisis and a turndown in the US economy.
    • America in recession would alter the global economic picture and risk a worldwide turndown.
    • As it turns out the economy was only in a minor turndown.


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  • (Of a collar) turned down.
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    • You can wear three basic types of shirts with a tuxedo: wing collar, turndown collar and mandarin collar.

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