turnaround: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (tûrn'u-round"), [key]
— n.
  1. the total time consumed in the round trip of a ship, aircraft, vehicle, etc.
  2. turnabout.
  3. change of allegiance, opinion, mood, policy, etc.
  4. a place or area having sufficient room for a vehicle to turn around.
  5. the time required between receiving and finishing or processing work or materials.
    1. a reversal, as in business sales, esp. from loss to profit.
    2. the time between the making of an investment and receiving a return.
  6. the elapsed time between an aircraft's arrival at an airfield terminal and its departure.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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