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turnaround

noun 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 goods arrives at a place: We'll have to improve the turnaround - three days is too long. Turnaround time for the information is some four days.

turnaround noun (BIG CHANGE)

[S] ( UK also turnround) an occasion when a business, plan, or system suddenly becomes successful: The chairman 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, but in the end they won 4–3.
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