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turnover (plural turnovers)

  1. The act or result of overturning something; an upset.
    a bad turnover in a carriage
  2. The amount of money taken as sales transacted in a calendar year
    The company had an annual turnover of $500,000.
  3. The number of times that stock is replaced after being used or sold, a worker is replaced after leaving, or a property changes hands
    Those apartments have a high turnover because they are so close to the railroad tracks.
    High staff-turnover can lead to low morale amongst employees
  4. 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.
  5. (sports) A loss of possession of the ball without scoring.
    The Nimrods committed another dismaying turnover en route to another humiliating loss.
  6. (dated) An apprentice, in any trade, who is handed over from one master to another to complete his time.



turnover (not comparable)

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