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"turnaround" in British English

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turnaroundnoun

uk   /ˈtɜːn.ə.raʊnd/  us   /ˈtɝːn.ə.raʊnd/
  • 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 goods arrives 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 system suddenly becomes successful: The CEO was responsible for the turnaround in the company's fortunes.
[S] (UK also turnround) any change from one thing to its opposite: 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 positive change; 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 big change that turns a bad situation into a good one: The insurance group's focus on new products played a big part in its turnaround.a turnaround in sth The greatest turnaround in market conditions has been seen in the South East.a turnaround plan/programme/strategy The troubled insurer 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 return trip: The airline's 25-minute turnaround time does not provide sufficient time for basic security checks.
(Definition of turnaround from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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