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1[usually 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
- ‘The voter turnout at the last election was 63.31 per cent.’
- ‘He predicted a high turnout at the general election.’
- ‘The voter turnout of this election was at 60 percent.’
- ‘He expects a big turnout in the elections following the events of last year.’
- ‘The aim of the MP who imposed the postal vote upon Yorkshire, was to increase the abysmal turnout from previous elections.’
- ‘Election turnout was 62 percent of registered voters, up some 5 percent from the 2000 state election.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘With three strong candidates in the running, many backroom organizers are predicting a heavy turnout for the election.’
- ‘From 53 per cent in the 1996 elections the turnout of women voters increased to 58 per cent in 1998.’
- ‘The last general election saw the lowest turnout since universal suffrage was introduced.’
- ‘This year's federal election had a turnout of only some 60 per cent of eligible voters.’
- ‘Remember, the turnout at the general election two years ago was just 59 percent.’
- ‘In recent times, the voter turnout in elections has hovered around 50 percent, with young voters in particular staying away in droves.’
- ‘Election turnout would be increased if citizens were convinced their vote would make a difference.’
- ‘That was why the 2001 general election had the lowest turnout since 1918.’
- ‘At 60.5 percent of registered voters, the turnout in Monday's election was the lowest in Canadian history.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘In Germany, general election voter turnout on Sundays is traditionally well above 80%.’
2North American A turn in a road.
- ‘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.’
- 2.1 A point at which a railroad track diverges.
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- 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.
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, suitView synonyms
The ability to rotate the legs outward at the hips.
- ‘As in ballet, turnout is important, especially because of the crossover steps.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
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