turnout


turnout
[[t]tɜ͟ː(r)naʊt[/t]]
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1) N-COUNT: usu sing, oft supp N The turnout at an event is the number of people who go to it or take part in it.

On the big night there was a massive turnout...

It was a marvellous afternoon with a huge turnout of people.

2) N-COUNT: usu sing The turnout in an election is the number of people who vote in it, as a proportion of the number of people who have the right to vote in it.

In 1988 the turnout was 50%...

Election officials said the turnout of voters was low...

A high turnout was reported at the polling booths.


English dictionary. 2008.

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