What does turnaround mean?

Definitions for turnaroundˈtɜrn əˌraʊnd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word turnaround.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. turnaround, turnaround time(noun)

    time need to prepare a vessel or ship for a return trip

  2. reversal, change of mind, flip-flop, turnabout, turnaround(noun)

    a decision to reverse an earlier decision

  3. turnaround(noun)

    an area sufficiently large for a vehicle to turn around

  4. turnaround, turnround(noun)

    act or process of unloading and loading and servicing a vessel or aircraft for a return trip

  5. reversion, reverse, reversal, turnabout, turnaround(noun)

    turning in the opposite direction


  1. turnaround(Noun)

    The act of turning to face in the other direction.

  2. turnaround(Noun)

    A reversal of policy.

  3. turnaround(Noun)

    The time required to carry out a task.

    They tried to reduce their turnaround on incoming paperwork.

  4. turnaround(Noun)

    A turnabout.

  5. turnaround(Noun)

    A cadence linking the end of a verse to the beginning of the next.

  6. turnaround(Noun)

    The notation for the addition of a grace note above then below a given note.


  1. Turnaround

    Turnaround is a 1978 folk music album by Stan Rogers.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. turnaround

    The length of time between arriving at a point and being ready to depart from that point. It is used in this sense for the loading, unloading, re-fueling, and re-arming, where appropriate, of vehicles, aircraft, and ships. See also turnaround cycle.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of turnaround in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of turnaround in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Brian Brink:

    It's been a remarkable turnaround.

  2. Chris Terry:

    The turnaround potential is promising.

  3. Top Trump:

    That’s as good as it gets. The turnaround has been incredible.

  4. Deena Katz:

    People have a thirty-second memory, we're used to an instant turnaround.

  5. Jon Davis:

    Our turnaround times are within reason, it's not slowing us down at all.

Images & Illustrations of turnaround

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