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.

Definitions of turnout
  1. noun
    attendance for a particular event or purpose (as to vote in an election)
    “the turnout for the rally”
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    type of:
    attendance, attending
    the act of being present (at a meeting or event etc.)
  2. noun
    the group that gathers together for a particular occasion
    “a large turnout for the meeting”
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    type of:
    assemblage, gathering
    a group of persons together in one place
  3. noun
    a part of a road that has been widened to allow cars to pass or park
    synonyms: widening
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    part, portion
    something less than the whole of a human artifact
  4. noun
    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
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    type of:
    railroad, railroad track, railway
    a line of track providing a runway for wheels
  5. noun
    (ballet) the outward rotation of a dancer's leg from the hip
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    rotary motion, rotation
    the act of rotating as if on an axis
  6. noun
    what is produced in a given time period
    synonyms: output, outturn
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    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
  7. noun
    a set of clothing (with accessories)
    synonyms: getup, outfit, rig
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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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