turnout

Turnout means the total number of people who show up to vote or gather for an event. The success of democratic elections depends on voter turnout — how many people actually get out and vote.

Voter turnout is crucial in an election, but turnout is not always about politics. When ballet dancers talk about turnout, they're referring to their ability to rotate their legs outward from the hips down to the toes. A turnout is also a place in the road where cars can turn around.

Primary Meanings of turnout

1.
n
attendance for a particular event or purpose (as to vote in an election)
2.
n
a part of a road that has been widened to allow cars to pass or park
3.
n
(ballet) the outward rotation of a dancer's leg from the hip
4.
n
what is produced in a given time period
5.
n
a set of clothing (with accessories)
Full Definitions of turnout
1

n attendance for a particular event or purpose (as to vote in an election)

“the turnout for the rally”
Type of:
attendance, attending
the act of being present (at a meeting or event etc.)

n the group that gathers together for a particular occasion

“a large turnout for the meeting”
Type of:
assemblage, gathering
a group of persons together in one place
2

n a part of a road that has been widened to allow cars to pass or park

Synonyms:
widening
Type of:
part, portion
something less than the whole of a human artifact

n a short stretch of railroad track used to store rolling stock or enable trains on the same line to pass

Synonyms:
railroad siding, sidetrack, siding
Type of:
railroad, railroad track, railway
a line of track providing a runway for wheels
3

n (ballet) the outward rotation of a dancer's leg from the hip

Type of:
rotary motion, rotation
the act of rotating as if on an axis
4

n what is produced in a given time period

Synonyms:
output, outturn
Types:
throughput
output relative to input; the amount passing through a system from input to output (especially of a computer program over a period of time)
Type of:
product, production
an artifact that has been created by someone or some process
5

n a set of clothing (with accessories)

Synonyms:
getup, outfit, rig
Types:
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bib-and-tucker
an attractive outfit
ensemble
a coordinated outfit (set of clothing)
playsuit
a sports outfit for women or children; usually consists of shorts and a blouse
trousseau
the personal outfit of a bride; clothes and accessories and linens
sailor suit
a boy's ensemble; copied from a sailor's uniform
Type of:
attire, dress, garb
clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion

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