Turnaround

Securities bought and sold for settlement on the same day. Also, when a firm that has been performing poorly changes its financial course and improves its performance. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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turnaround turn‧a‧round [ˈtɜːnəraʊnd ǁ ˈtɜːrn-] also turnround noun [countable usually singular]
1. COMMERCE the time between receiving an order for goods, dealing with it, and sending the goods to the customer:

• Some drivers are on a bonus for fast turnaround and deliveries.

2. a complete change from a bad situation to a good one:

• The large increase in sales indicates a turnaround for the company, which ran into tough times during the early 1990s.

turnaround in

• Managers don't expect a turnaround in profits yet.

3. a complete change in someone's opinion or ideas:
turnaround in

• a turnaround in government policy

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turnaround UK US /ˈtɜːnəraʊnd/ noun [C, usually singular] 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.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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