1 time need to prepare a vessel or ship for a return trip [syn: turnaround time]
3 an area sufficiently large for a vehicle to turn around
4 act or process of unloading and loading and servicing a vessel or aircraft for a return trip [syn: turnround]
- The act of turning to face in the other direction.
- A reversal of policy.
- The time required to carry out a task.
- They tried to reduce their turnaround on incoming paperwork.
- A cadence linking the end of a verse to the beginning of the next.
- The notation for the addition of a grace note above then below a given note.
SynonymsU-turn (1, 2)
The term Turnaround may mean:
- Turnaround (road), a civil engineering term for a type of junction which enables traffic heading in one direction to efficiently turn around and head in the opposite direction. It is sometimes used as a synonym for cul-de-sac. The term can also refer to the maneuver of reversing a vehicle's direction (including maneuvers which require backing up, such as the three point turnaround).
- Turnaround (music), in jazz or blues, a term referring to a passage at the end of a section which leads to the next section.
- Turnaround (film industry term), the process in film production where the rights to a project one studio has developed are sold to another studio in exchange for the cost of development. Often used as jargon meaning the death of a project.
- Turnaround (refining), a term meaning a scheduled large-scale maintenance activity wherein an entire process unit is taken offstream for an extended period for comprehensive revamp and renewal. This operation involves a lot of preparation, and many precautions are taken because this is a dangerous operation (especially at startup).
- Turnaround (book), an account of the turnaround of the Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, by Mitt Romney (released in 2007).
- Turnaround (Stan Rogers album), released in 1978
- Turnaround (Westlife album), released in 2003
- "Turnaround," a song by Alan Green, Harry Belafonte, and Malvina Reynolds
- "Turnaround", a song by Devo, originally released as a B-Side of their single "Whip It".
- Turnaround, a play by Roger Kumble, the third in his Pay or Play trilogy, about the dark side of the entertainment industry
Turnaround may also mean:
- An electronics term for the action of switching an I/O port between a high-impedance input state and an active output state.
- In logistics, turnaround time is the time between the placement of an order and its delivery.
- In terms of postal delivery, a turnaround occurs when a letter or package is delivered to the wrong post office, and must be resent by said post office in order to arrive to the correct one.
turnaround in German: Turnaround
about-face, about-turn, afterthoughts, back track, back trail, backing, backing off, backing out, backing up, backup, better thoughts, change of mind, flip, flip-flop, mature judgment, reversal, reverse, reversing, reversion, right-about, right-about-face, second thoughts, swingaround, tergiversating, tergiversation, turnabout, volte-face