- 1An abrupt or unexpected change, especially one that results in a more favourable situation: it was a remarkable turnaround in his fortunesMore example sentences
- In each of these situations, an unexpected turnaround causes someone's life to change dramatically, and for the better.
- The turnaround is the result of an attitude change at the club and not just from the players.
- This turnaround is largely the result of the Baby-boomer bulge entering retirement and being succeeded by steady-state Baby-bust workforce.
- 2The process of completing or the time needed to complete a task, especially one involving receiving something, processing it, and sending it out again: a seven-day turnaroundMore example sentences
- As systems become more accessible, customers demand a faster turnaround.
- Carter maintains that the turnaround he was hired for was complete, and that he left voluntarily.
- RTE says the turnaround time is a fraction of a second.
- 2.1The process of or time taken for unloading and reloading a ship, aircraft, or vehicle: short hops with quick turnarounds and limited in-flight serviceMore example sentences
- They did a quick turnaround of the aircraft, and thus nobody got any food.
- It is looking at a faster turnaround of vehicles unloading waste and collections of items to be recycled.
- It is hoped the development will allow a quicker turnaround time for ships coming into Sligo Harbour, particularly as the winter brings shorter daylight hours.
- 3North American A space for vehicles to turn round in, especially one at the end of a driveway.More example sentences
- Already a new hard standing area for lorry turnarounds has been laid at Rolawn's Elvington headquarters where the York depot will be based.
- There was only the limousine, disappearing once more around the corner of the estate wall toward the turnaround.