One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1usually in singular The number of people attending or taking part in an event, especially the number of people voting in an election.
attendance, number of people present, audience, houseView synonyms
- ‘That was why the 2001 general election had the lowest turnout since 1918.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The voter turnout at the last election was 63.31 per cent.’
- ‘Election turnout would be increased if citizens were convinced their vote would make a difference.’
- ‘The voter turnout of this election was at 60 percent.’
- ‘Voter turnout for the 2000 election was about 34 per cent.’
- ‘She said the voter turnout in the coming elections would be between 50 per cent and 60 per cent at the most.’
- ‘Voter turnout for Legislative Council elections was 53 per cent in 1998 but only 44 per cent in 2000.’
- ‘He predicted a high turnout at the general election.’
- ‘This year's federal election had a turnout of only some 60 per cent of eligible voters.’
- ‘In Germany, general election voter turnout on Sundays is traditionally well above 80%.’
- ‘Election turnout was 62 percent of registered voters, up some 5 percent from the 2000 state election.’
- ‘Remember, the turnout at the general election two years ago was just 59 percent.’
- ‘He expects a big turnout in the elections following the events of last year.’
- ‘With three strong candidates in the running, many backroom organizers are predicting a heavy turnout for the election.’
- ‘The last general election saw the lowest turnout since universal suffrage was introduced.’
- ‘The aim of the MP who imposed the postal vote upon Yorkshire, was to increase the abysmal turnout from previous elections.’
- ‘From 53 per cent in the 1996 elections the turnout of women voters increased to 58 per cent in 1998.’
- ‘In recent times, the voter turnout in elections has hovered around 50 percent, with young voters in particular staying away in droves.’
- ‘At 60.5 percent of registered voters, the turnout in Monday's election was the lowest in Canadian history.’
2North American A turn in a road.
turning, junction, crossroadsView synonyms
- ‘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.’
- ‘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 a turnout by the road skirting the bay, I got out.’
- 2.1 A point at which a railroad track diverges.
- ‘At least the track chart schematically showed the position of the turnouts and the lengths of each track.’
- ‘There are more than 50 turnouts and, I would guess, about eight miles of track in total.’
- ‘The Southern Railway has always prided itself in its turnout and kept the rack section running despite the revenue deficit.’
- ‘With so many turnouts under RU's control, considerable maintenance could be avoided with this change.’
- 2.2 A widened place in a road for cars to pass each other or park temporarily.
- ‘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.
4in 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, suitView synonyms
The ability to rotate the legs outward at the hips.
- ‘A physical therapist or orthopedist can evaluate your natural turnout by manipulating your hip joints in the passive position.’
- ‘As in ballet, turnout is important, especially because of the crossover steps.’
- ‘About ninety percent of turnout comes from natural anatomy.’
- ‘After a look at his turnout, she decided to take him on, provided he would commit to six hours a day in the studio.’
- ‘Kids with poor turnout tend to destroy their knees under rigorous training at a school that insists on turnout.’
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