Definition of turnout in English:

turnout

noun

  • 1[usually in singular] The number of people attending or taking part in an event, especially the number of people voting in an election.

    ‘we reckon that thirty-five per cent is a good turnout for local elections’
    • ‘The last general election saw the lowest turnout since universal suffrage was introduced.’
    • ‘At 60.5 percent of registered voters, the turnout in Monday's election was the lowest in Canadian history.’
    • ‘This year's federal election had a turnout of only some 60 per cent of eligible voters.’
    • ‘She said the voter turnout in the coming elections would be between 50 per cent and 60 per cent at the most.’
    • ‘In Germany, general election voter turnout on Sundays is traditionally well above 80%.’
    • ‘He expects a big turnout in the elections following the events of last year.’
    • ‘That was why the 2001 general election had the lowest turnout since 1918.’
    • ‘The voter turnout at the last election was 63.31 per cent.’
    • ‘The voter turnout of this election was at 60 percent.’
    • ‘From 53 per cent in the 1996 elections the turnout of women voters increased to 58 per cent in 1998.’
    • ‘Election turnout would be increased if citizens were convinced their vote would make a difference.’
    • ‘Election turnout was 62 percent of registered voters, up some 5 percent from the 2000 state election.’
    • ‘The aim of the MP who imposed the postal vote upon Yorkshire, was to increase the abysmal turnout from previous elections.’
    • ‘With three strong candidates in the running, many backroom organizers are predicting a heavy turnout for the election.’
    • ‘More than 10 million Floridians are eligible to vote and all the signs pointed to a high turnout, election officials said, reflecting the mood in the rest of the country.’
    • ‘Voter turnout for Legislative Council elections was 53 per cent in 1998 but only 44 per cent in 2000.’
    • ‘Remember, the turnout at the general election two years ago was just 59 percent.’
    • ‘He predicted a high turnout at the general election.’
    • ‘Voter turnout for the 2000 election was about 34 per cent.’
    • ‘In recent times, the voter turnout in elections has hovered around 50 percent, with young voters in particular staying away in droves.’
    attendance, number of people present, audience, house
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  • 2North American A road turning.

    ‘I couldn't find the lake at first—I drove past the turnout’
    • ‘At a turnout by the road skirting the bay, I got out.’
    • ‘We went to certain turnouts on the way up the road.’
    • ‘Look out over spectacular valley views from one of several roadside turnouts - on a clear day, you can see forever.’
    • ‘At present, there's little more than a marker at a turnout from the road that runs along the broad Columbia River near a spot that was called Station Camp.’
    1. 2.1A point at which a railway track diverges; a set of points.
      ‘at most junctions and crossovers, the trains will be able to take the turnout at 230 km/h’
      • ‘There are more than 50 turnouts and, I would guess, about eight miles of track in total.’
      • ‘With so many turnouts under RU's control, considerable maintenance could be avoided with this change.’
      • ‘The Southern Railway has always prided itself in its turnout and kept the rack section running despite the revenue deficit.’
      • ‘At least the track chart schematically showed the position of the turnouts and the lengths of each track.’
    2. 2.2A widened place in a road for cars to pass each other or park temporarily.
      ‘parks studded with scenic turnouts’
      • ‘The other challenge with this section is a major lack of turnouts for passing, combined with blind turns that hide people coming the other way.’
      • ‘The road over Wolf Creek Pass was originally a single-lane road with short widened sections for turnouts to allow for passing.’
  • 3A carriage or other horse-drawn vehicle with its horse or horses.

  • 4[in singular] The way in which a person or thing is equipped or dressed.

    ‘his turnout was exceedingly elegant’
    outfit, clothes, clothing, dress, garb, attire, ensemble, suit
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  • 5Ballet
    [mass noun] The ability to rotate the legs outward in the hip socket.

    ‘she has good natural turnout’
    • ‘As in ballet, turnout is important, especially because of the crossover steps.’
    • ‘About ninety percent of turnout comes from natural anatomy.’
    • ‘A physical therapist or orthopedist can evaluate your natural turnout by manipulating your hip joints in the passive position.’
    • ‘Kids with poor turnout tend to destroy their knees under rigorous training at a school that insists on turnout.’
    • ‘After a look at his turnout, she decided to take him on, provided he would commit to six hours a day in the studio.’

Pronunciation:

turnout

/ˈtəːnaʊt/