an act or result of turning over; upset.
change or movement of people, as tenants or customers, in, out, or through a place: The restaurant did a lively business and had a rapid turnover.
the aggregate of worker replacements in a given period in a given business or industry.
the ratio of the labor turnover to the average number of employees in a given period.
the total amount of business done in a given time.
the rate at which items are sold, especially with reference to the depletion of stock and replacement of inventory: Things are slow now, but they expect an increased turnover next month.
the number of times that capital is invested and reinvested in a line of merchandise during a specified period of time.
the turning over of the capital or stock of goods involved in a particular transaction or course of business.
the rate of processing or the amount of material that has undergone a particular process in a given period of time, as in manufacturing.
a change from one position, opinion, etc., to another, often to one that is opposed to that previously held.
a reorganization of a political organization, business, etc., especially one involving a change or shift of personnel.
a baked or deep-fried pastry with a sweet or savory filling in which half the dough is turned over the filling and the edges sealed to form a semicircle or triangle.
Basketball, Football. the loss of possession of the ball to the opponents, through misplays or infractions of the rules.
that is or may be turned over.
having a part that turns over, as a collar.

1605–15; noun use of verb phrase turn over

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Word Origin & History

1660, "action of turning over," from turn + over; meaning "kind of pastry tart" is attested from 1798. Meaning "number of employees leaving a place and being replaced" is recorded from 1955.
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Example sentences
Low turnover in a mutual fund's portfolio can mean lower taxes for investors,
  especially under the new tax law.
The high turnover rate of chief academic officers is a disturbing but
  little-known fact in higher education today.
It was likely aided by a relatively slow turnover of plant types.
But the deeper layers of skin, called the dermis, do not go through this
  cellular turnover and so do not replace themselves.
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