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Definitions for upturn
ʌpˈtɜrn, ˈʌpˌtɜrn; ˈʌpˌtɜrnup·turn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. upturnnoun

    an upward movement or trend as in business activity


  1. upturnnoun

    an upward turn or trend, especially in business activity or profit

  2. upturnverb

    to turn (something) up or over

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Upturnverb

    To throw up; to furrow.

    Etymology: up and turn.

    So scented the grim feature, and upturn’d
    His nostrils wide into the murky air. John Milton.

    Beyond all marks, with many a giddy round
    Down rushing, it upturns a hill of ground. Alexander Pope.


  1. Upturn

    Upturn is the twenty-first single by Japanese hip-hop group Lead, released on June 19, 2013, becoming their first release of the year. It became their third consecutive single to chart in the top five on Oricon, ranking at No. 5 for the week, and remained on the charts for three weeks. The single was released in four formats: two standard CD editions and two CD+DVD editions, with each edition carrying different content. Each edition harbored different content and varying cover art. While both CD+DVD versions contained the same b-sides on the CD and different material on the DVDs, the CD editions harbored different coupling tracks depending on the purchased edition. Upturn became their first release without lead vocalist and group leader Hiroki Nakadoi, whereas he left the group after their previous single due to feelings of inadequacy.


  1. upturn

    An upturn is an improvement or a positive change in situation or condition, often referring to economic or financial context. It indicates a rise, increase, recovery or a period of prosperity following a decline or downturn.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Upturnverb

    to turn up; to direct upward; to throw up; as, to upturn the ground in plowing

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Upturn

    up-turn′, v.t. to turn up or upward: to throw up.—v.i. to turn up.—n. Uptur′ning, the act of throwing up.

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  1. turnup

  2. turn up

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of upturn in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of upturn in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of upturn in a Sentence

  1. Clay Williams:

    These downturns provide pretty extraordinary opportunities to deploy capital, to kind of reposition ourselves for the next upturn, that's what were looking to do.

  2. Chris Williamson:

    Business investment needs to revive for the upturn to be truly sustainable, at the moment, the growth outlook appears to be largely reliant on households benefiting from falling prices and higher wages, the latter being far from guaranteed.

  3. Ed Stansfield:

    A long overdue upturn in household formation, as more young adults leave the parental home, could provide a significant boost to home building over the coming years.

  4. Chris Williamson:

    Business picked up especially towards the end of the month, when the impact of bad weather on the East Coast and port delays on the West Coast began to clear, which suggests this may be a temporary upturn.

  5. Chris Williamson:

    Alongside the upturn signaled by the sister ‘flash’ manufacturing PMI survey, the improved performance of the service sector in February means the economy looks to be enjoying yet another spell of robust growth in the first quarter.

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