turnaround Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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"turnaround" in British English

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uk   /ˈtɜːn.ə.raʊnd/  us   /ˈtɝːn-/

turnaround noun (TIME TAKEN)

[U] (UK usually turnround) the ​amount of ​time taken for something to ​happen after a ​vehicle, an ​instruction, or an ​order for ​goodsarrives at a ​place: We'll have to ​improve the turnaround - three ​days is too ​long. Turnaround time for each ​order is, on ​average, four ​days.

turnaround noun (BIG CHANGE)

[S] (UK also turnround) an ​occasion when a ​business, ​plan, or ​systemsuddenlybecomessuccessful: The ​CEO was ​responsible for the turnaround in the company's ​fortunes. [S] (UK also turnround) any ​change from one thing to ​itsopposite: What a turnaround - they were ​losing 3–0, they came back to ​win 4–3.
(Definition of turnaround from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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turnaroundnoun [C usually sing]

 us   /ˈtɜrn·əˌrɑʊnd/
a ​positivechange; ​improvement: Business was up over 40% in a ​dramatic turnaround from last ​year.
(Definition of turnaround from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"turnaround" in Business English

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turnaroundnoun [C, usually singular]

uk   us   /ˈtɜːnəraʊnd/ (also UK turnround)
COMMERCE, PRODUCTION the ​amount of ​time that it ​takes for a ​piece of ​work to be done, a ​product to be ​supplied, etc.: Management ​examined ways to ​speed up turnaround.
a ​bigchange that ​turns a ​badsituation into a good one: The ​insurance group's ​focus on new ​products played a ​bigpart in its turnaround.a turnaround in sth The greatest turnaround in ​marketconditions has been seen in the South East.a turnaround plan/programme/strategy The ​troubledinsurer announced a turnaround ​plan to ​rescue the ​business.
TRANSPORT the ​amount of ​time it ​takes for a ​truck, ​plane, etc. to get ​ready for a ​returntrip: The airline's 25-minute turnaround ​time does not ​provide sufficient ​time for basic ​securitychecks.
(Definition of turnaround from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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