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EtymologyEdit

turn +‎ over

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

turnover (countable and uncountable, plural turnovers)

  1. The amount of money taken as sales transacted in a given period.
    The company had an annual turnover of $500,000.
  2. The frequency with which stock is replaced after being used or sold, workers are replaced after leaving, a property changes hands, etc.
    High staff-turnover can lead to low morale amongst employees
    Those apartments have a high turnover because they are so close to the railroad tracks.
  3. A semicircular pastry made by turning one half of a circular crust over the other, enclosing the filling (usually fruit).
    They only served me one apple turnover for breakfast.
  4. (sports) A loss of possession of the ball without scoring.
    The Nimrods committed another dismaying turnover en route to another humiliating loss.
  5. A measure of leg speed: the frequency with which one takes strides when running, typically given in strides per minute.
  6. The act or result of overturning something; an upset.
    a bad turnover in a carriage
  7. (dated) An apprentice, in any trade, who is handed over from one master to another to complete his time.

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AdjectiveEdit

turnover (not comparable)

  1. Capable of being turned over; designed to be turned over.
    a turnover collar

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