turnout

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n turnout (ballet) the outward rotation of a dancer's leg from the hip
    • n turnout attendance for a particular event or purpose (as to vote in an election) "the turnout for the rally"
    • n turnout a set of clothing (with accessories) "his getup was exceedingly elegant"
    • n turnout what is produced in a given time period
    • n turnout a short stretch of railroad track used to store rolling stock or enable trains on the same line to pass
    • n turnout a part of a road that has been widened to allow cars to pass or park
    • n turnout the group that gathers together for a particular occasion "a large turnout for the meeting"
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Usage

In literature:

It was the annual turnout of Good Hope Lodge, No.
"A Book of Burlesques" by H. L. Mencken
You see we met few "turnouts" on the road for all were going the same way.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
Dick and Dora, Sam and Grace, and Fred got in the first turnout and the others in the second.
"The Rover Boys on Treasure Isle" by Edward Stratemeyer (AKA Arthur M. Winfield)
Soon Mr. Abercrombie's turnout came by.
"Marjorie's Busy Days" by Carolyn Wells
And here there was such a splendid turnout it looked like a pageant.
"A Little Girl in Old New York" by Amanda Millie Douglas
It was the biggest turnout the Camp had had in a year.
"The Escape of Mr. Trimm" by Irvin S. Cobb
As Harry and our hero entered the turnout two figures stole up from the back of the barn.
"The Young Oarsmen of Lakeview" by Ralph Bonehill
Such a turnout had never been seen in Tuscany since the Medician days.
"The Humbugs of the World" by P. T. Barnum
He and Sam got into the turnout, and away they went with a whirl, soon leaving Ashton behind.
"The Rover Boys in Alaska" by Arthur M. Winfield
The devil of it was there were four turnouts.
"Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 6, July 1905" by Various
Six guards riding by the side of his turnout.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
I tried to drive, but there wasn't a decent turnout in the place.
"The Smart Set" by Clyde Fitch
In a twinkling the turnout was upset.
"Dave Porter in the Far North" by Edward Stratemeyer
They were in the lead, with the Basswood turnout not far behind.
"Dave Porter At Bear Camp" by Edward Stratemeyer
He started to apologize for his turnout, then quickly set his lips.
"The Boy from Hollow Hut" by Isla May Mullins
Finally the keen, lazy eyes singled out an immense yellow horse and rider from among the luxurious turnouts.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
It was more than they had to spend for both turnout and stock.
"Young Auctioneers" by Edward Stratemeyer
Evan looked twice and recognized the Deaves turnout.
"The Deaves Affair" by Hulbert Footner
Our new 'turnout,' here, for instance.
"Cleek of Scotland Yard" by Thomas W. Hanshew
In that immediate vicinity the queer turnout was well-known by this time, so no curiosity was aroused by its appearance.
"Three Little Women" by Gabrielle E. Jackson
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In news:

With a $16 million budget for the two upcoming city elections, City Clerk June Lagmay on Thursday announced an ambitious effort to work with community groups and neighborhood councils to boost voter turnout.
The lower turnout could affect several House races as well as the tight presidential contest.
Blue skies and sunshine contributed toward an impressive turnout for the Central Whidbey Sportsmen Association's fifth annual benefit turkey shoot on Sunday.
Island bike commuters see a record turnout on the morning ferry.
The unofficial statewide turnout of 1,498,100 voters -- or just 20.4 percent of those registered.
Voter turnout in today's primaries is ' unbelievably bad' so far.
In Minnesota, voter turnout on reservations increased by nearly 20 percentage points from the 2000 election.
It will be the sixth collaboration between Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society, and the turnout is expected to be "huge," said Janet Crystal, the library's marketing coordinator.
As we passed the Washington Monument this morning and waded into the growing crowd of thousands at today's "Restoring Honor" rally, my friend, Chris, surveyed the turnout and then leaned in toward me.
FFB Department Receives Wildland Turnout Gear Grant.
We're hearing stories of big turnout and hostility toward incumbents at on Tucson's east side.
54 pm With an 86% turnout, following is the unofficial Wilton vote, including absentee ballots.
The Arizona Baptist Children's Services Golf Tournament held Sept 22 drew a large turnout.
In Ohio, A Showdown Over Whether to " Accommodate the Urban—Read African-American—Voter-Turnout Machine".
Top White House adviser David Plouffe likes what he sees in terms of voter turnout, especially in the nine battleground states that President Barack Obama has been targeting.
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In science:

Green’s Vote’98 campaign, a voter turnout intervention in which get-out-the-vote (GOTV) appeals were randomly assigned to households of 1 or 2 voters.
Covariate Balance in Simple, Stratified and Clustered Comparative Studies
Do get-out-the-vote calls reduce turnout? The importance of statistical methods for field experiments.
Covariate Balance in Simple, Stratified and Clustered Comparative Studies
The black curve depicts an overall result for each turnout bin.
Statistical anomalies in 2011-2012 Russian elections revealed by 2D correlation analysis
Inset shows the Fourier power spectrum of the United Russia trace. (C) Number of ballots depending on the turnout (0.5% bins).
Statistical anomalies in 2011-2012 Russian elections revealed by 2D correlation analysis
The second prominent feature of the 2D histogram in Figs. 1A,E is a remarkable correlation between the turnout and the result of UR (correlation coefficient of 0.68) and Putin (0.53).
Statistical anomalies in 2011-2012 Russian elections revealed by 2D correlation analysis
Note that at lower turnouts both correlations are negative, becoming positive only at turnouts higher than the position of the main clusters.
Statistical anomalies in 2011-2012 Russian elections revealed by 2D correlation analysis
The histograms for other competitors show exactly opposite behaviour: low or even positive correlation at lower turnouts and negative correlation further on (Figs. 1D,H).
Statistical anomalies in 2011-2012 Russian elections revealed by 2D correlation analysis
In general, correlation between turnout and voting results is a well-known phenomenon, observed in many countries .
Statistical anomalies in 2011-2012 Russian elections revealed by 2D correlation analysis
Fig. 2D), in contrast to the parliamentary elections where the UR curve had a pronounced tail at high turnouts (Fig. 2C).
Statistical anomalies in 2011-2012 Russian elections revealed by 2D correlation analysis
However, as some part of the observed correlation between UR result and turnout could have arisen naturally (due to, for instance, social conformity or other confounding factors), this number probably represents an upper estimate.
Statistical anomalies in 2011-2012 Russian elections revealed by 2D correlation analysis
This eliminates possible artefact peaks associated with division of integers (for example, turnout is the ratio of two integer numbers).
Statistical anomalies in 2011-2012 Russian elections revealed by 2D correlation analysis
Figure 1C shows the distribution f of votes in favour of United Russia depending on the turnout, and the distribution g for the sum of votes for all other parties.
Statistical anomalies in 2011-2012 Russian elections revealed by 2D correlation analysis
Until a threshold turnout of ∼50%, these two distributions are excellently proportional, f = αg (with α being a scale coefficient), while at higher by (cid:80)(f − αg).
Statistical anomalies in 2011-2012 Russian elections revealed by 2D correlation analysis
The computation for the case of turnouts United Russia’s distribution starts to rise.
Statistical anomalies in 2011-2012 Russian elections revealed by 2D correlation analysis
This particular threshold value was chosen to reflect the turnout intervals where the number of UR ballots is still proportional to the sum of ballots for all other parties.
Statistical anomalies in 2011-2012 Russian elections revealed by 2D correlation analysis
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