turn·over

turn·over
/ˈtɚnˌoʊvɚ/ noun, pl -overs
1 : the amount of money that is received in sales by a store or company
[count]
— usually singular

an annual turnover of one million dollars

[noncount]

The company had an increase in turnover this quarter.

2 : the rate at which people leave a place, company, etc., and are replaced by others
[noncount]

The company has experienced a lot of turnover (of personnel) in the past year. [=a lot of people have left the company and been replaced by new employees]

The company has a high turnover rate.

[count]
— usually singular

The store has a high employee turnover.

3 : the rate at which the goods in a store are sold and replaced by other goods
[count]
— usually singular

a rapid turnover of inventory

[noncount]

We want to find ways to speed up inventory turnover.

4 [count] US, sports : an occurrence in which the team that has the ball loses it to the other team because of an error or a minor violation of the rules

The team committed/had two turnovers in the first quarter.

He forced a turnover. [=he caused the other team to lose possession of the ball]

5 [count] : a type of small pie that has one half of the crust folded over the other half and that is filled with fruit, meat, or a vegetable

an apple/chicken/potato turnover

— see also turn over at turn, 1

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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