• WordNet 3.6
    • n turnover the act of upsetting something "he was badly bruised by the upset of his sled at a high speed"
    • n turnover the volume measured in dollars "the store's dollar volume continues to rise"
    • n turnover a dish made by folding a piece of pastry over a filling
    • n turnover the ratio of the number of workers that had to be replaced in a given time period to the average number of workers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Turnover A semicircular pie or tart made by turning one half of a circular crust over the other, inclosing the fruit or other materials; as, an apple turnover .
    • a Turnover Admitting of being turned over; made to be turned over; as, a turnover collar, etc.
    • Turnover An apprentice, in any trade, who is handed over from one master to another to complete his time.
    • Turnover The act or result of turning over; an upset; as, a bad turnover in a carriage.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n turnover The amount of a material which is turned over, or on which some process is carried out: nearly equivalent to output.
    • n turnover An essay or article that begins on the last column of a page of a newspaper and ‘turns over’ to the next page.
    • n turnover The act or result of turning over: as, a turnover in a carriage.
    • n turnover A kind of pie or tart in a semicircular form: so called because made by turning over one half of a circular crust upon the other.
    • n turnover An apprentice whose indentures have been transferred or turned over to a new employer. Also called turnover apprentice.
    • n turnover A piece of white linen formerly worn by cavalry over their stocks.
    • n turnover The amount of money turned over or drawn in a business, as in a retail shop, in a specified time.
    • n turnover A kitchen utensil: same as slice, 3 .
    • turnover Turned over or down; capable of being turned over or down.
    • turnover A turn-up table—that is, a table whose top can he moved into a vertical position.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Turnover made to be turned over or reversed
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  • William Mcgovern
    William Mcgovern
    “If you have lower than a ten percent turnover, there is a problem. And if you have higher than, say 20%, there is a problem.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. tyrnan; Ger. turnen; Fr. tourner; all from L. tornāre, to turn in a lathe—tornus, a turner's wheel—Gr. tornos.


In literature:

And Edmund ate his eggs and his turnover, and listened.
"The Book of Dragons" by Edith Nesbit
Cary, you might have made the turnovers for supper.
"Out in the Forty-Five" by Emily Sarah Holt
Here, Charlotte, is a turnover for you.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Turnovers are especially ideal as pies for fitting into lunch boxes, and may be made of any sweetened vegetable preserve for school lunches.
"American Cookery" by Various
This is for the front or turnover of the hood.
"Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet" by Anonymous
She turned around to find old Mary Otter staring at her open-mouthed while the turnovers in the frying-pan sent up a cloud of blue smoke.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
"The Vicar of Bullhampton" by Anthony Trollope
Huge turnover, commissions promptly executed.
"Turandot, Princess of China" by Karl Gustav Vollmöller
Its business turnover last year was twelve and a half million dollars.
"The Rural Life Problem of the United States" by Horace Curzon Plunkett
Wage standardization and the "rate of turnover" of labor.
"The Settlement of Wage Disputes" by Herbert Feis

In news:

MU quarterback learns the hard way that turnovers aren't tolerable .
9 Kentucky forced 38 turnovers in a 100-34 blowout of USC Upstate on Sunday.
Navy's turnabout starts with avoiding turnovers.
Driver turnover is not expected to improve through the remainder of 2012 according to a new survey of carriers.
Large fleet driver turnover rate heads up in first quarter, says ATA.
ABC's of the APR: Even with recent turnover rate , U basketball team not in danger of sanctions.
As fast as Lorena plays, Lady Leopards coach Rodney Gee is willing to allow for a few turnovers.
What's your turnover rate .
Turnover can be very costly, yet it is often overlooked or poorly measured by many convenience store retailers.
Official: Turnover rate would drop with increased benefits, pay.
Nearly one in three New Jersey School Superintendents chose to leave their jobs in the 2011-2012 school year, and a lot of the turnover is pinned on salary and other changes.
The defense probably will force a turnover.
The defense will probably force a turnover.
Uncharacteristic turnovers are making life difficult for Tom Brady and his offense.
Start your hunt in the turnover column.

In science:

In general, the trends seen in the halos of Bullock et al. (2001) are also present here; M (< jz ) ∝ jz for jz ≪ jmax , with a smooth turnover near jz ∼ jmax .
On Universal Halos and the Radial Orbit Instability
For instance, a homogeneous sphere undergoing coherent oscillations exhibits ζ > 1 at expansion turnover and ζ < 1 at contraction turnover.
R3 fluids
They are compact objects characterized by a turnover in their radio spectra at about 1 GHz in frequency.
Complete identification of the Parkes half-Jansky sample of GHz peaked spectrum radio galaxies
The investigated stars were grouped according to their mass and the empirical turnover time was determined for each group.
Age-Rotation-Activity Relations for M Dwarf Stars Based on ASAS Photometric Data
For example, the theoretical value of turnover time for a 0.5 M⊙ star is 3 –3.5 times longer than for a 1 M ⊙ star (Kim and Demarque 1996, Rucinski and VandenBerg 1986 – in the latter case a slight ext rapolation is needed because their models reach only 0.7 M⊙ ).
Age-Rotation-Activity Relations for M Dwarf Stars Based on ASAS Photometric Data