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English definition of “turnabout”

turnabout

noun [C]     /ˈtɜːn.ə.baʊt/ US  /ˈtɝːn-/
a complete change from one situation or condition to its opposite : What accounts for the dramatic turnabout in Britain's international trading performance ?Change and changes
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