Definition of turnaround noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈtɜːnəraʊnd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɜːrnəraʊnd//
    (British English also turnround) [usually singular] Travelling by boat or ship
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  1. 1the amount of time it takes to unload a ship or plane at the end of one journey and load it again for the next one See related entries: Travelling by boat or ship
  2. 2the amount of time it takes to do a piece of work that you have been given and return it
  3. 3a situation in which something changes from bad to good a turnaround in the economy
  4. 4a complete change in somebody’s opinion, behaviour, etc. They remain suspicious about the government’s turnaround on education policy.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: turnaround