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Definition of upturn noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [usually singular] upturn (in something)
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  1. 1a situation in which something improves or increases over a period of time synonym upswing
  2. 2 an upturn in the economy a sharp upturn in the number of tourists visiting the capital Their fortunes have taken an upturn. The restaurant trade is on the upturn. opposite downturn
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