turnaround

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turnaround

1. noun The amount of time a task or job is expected to take. What's the turn around on a job like this? Two, three days? The guy who's resoling my shoes said that the turnaround is just a few days.
2. noun The process of unloading and servicing a vehicle, especially an airplane, for use by the next passengers. The maintenance issue slowed down the plane's turnaround.
3. noun In music, a group of notes that brings the song into the next section. We'll all sing that part together after the turnaround, OK? Well, it's a blues song, so why don't you play a Robert Johnson-style turnaround there?
4. noun A particular area in which a vehicle can be turned around. A: "Shoot, now I'm facing the wrong direction." B: "Keep going straight—you'll see a turnaround at the end of the street."
5. adjective In basketball, describing a shot in which the shooting player turns to face the basket while shooting. And his turnaround jumper at the last second wins the game!

turnaround time

The amount of time a task or job is expected to take. What's the turnaround time on a job like this? Two, three days? The guy who's resoling my shoes said that the turnaround time is just a few days.
See also: time, turnaround
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