turnover

When workers leave their jobs and are replaced by other workers, that's turnover. A totally different kind of turnover is a delicious baked good with a sweet filling.

If an economist is talking about turnover, she probably means the rate at which a business loses employees, or how many jobs they have to fill over the course of a year. If that same economist is placing an order at a bakery, she may instead mean the flaky, triangle-shaped pastry that's wrapped around a fruit filling. In the work world, having a lot of turnover is a negative thing. In the pastry world, a high rate of turnovers doesn't sound bad at all.

Primary Meanings of turnover

1.
n
the ratio of the number of workers that had to be replaced in a given time period to the average number of workers
2.
n
a dish made by folding a piece of pastry over a filling
3.
n
the volume measured in dollars
4.
n
the act of upsetting something
Full Definitions of turnover
1

n the ratio of the number of workers that had to be replaced in a given time period to the average number of workers

Synonyms:
employee turnover, turnover rate
Type of:
ratio
the relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient)
2

n a dish made by folding a piece of pastry over a filling

Types:
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apple turnover
turnover with an apple filling
knish
(Yiddish) a baked or fried turnover filled with potato or meat or cheese; often eaten as a snack
pirogi, piroshki, pirozhki
small fruit or meat turnover baked or fried
samosa
small turnover of Indian origin filled with vegetables or meat and fried and served hot
Type of:
dish
a particular item of prepared food
3

n the volume measured in dollars

Synonyms:
dollar volume
Type of:
bulk, mass, volume
the property of something that is great in magnitude
4

n the act of upsetting something

Synonyms:
overturn, upset
Type of:
inversion, upending
turning upside down; setting on end

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