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turnoutturn‧out, turn-out /ˈtɜːnaʊt $ ˈtɜːrn-/ ●○○ noun  1 [singular] the number of people who vote in an electionhigh/low turnout the low turn-out of 54 percent in the March elections turn out2 [singular]THERE the number of people who go to a party, meeting, or other organized event I was disappointed by the turn-out for our home match.3 [countable] American EnglishTTR a place at the side of a narrow road where cars can wait to let others pass
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turnoutTurnout for the game was lighter than expected.We had a much better turnout for the company picnic this year than last.These shows are always popular, and we're expecting a big turnout.One is that the pollsters overlooked the potential effect of differential turnout.Chase Manhattan and Chemical Banking -- engaged to merge before March -- also had good turnouts.There was an unusually high turnout in the election, nearly twice the number predicted.Although the national turnout was officially given as 60 percent, the elections were marked by a high rate of regional abstention.I thought the turnout was good: 3,100 members voting out of 11,000 or so.The turnout in the four referendums was between 39 and 40 percent.Last winter, I suggested giving the early primaries to the states with the highest voter turnout in the prior presidential election.Yet statistics show voter turnout sliding down.Participation is measured using voter turnout, or the percentage of the eligible voters who actually voted in national elections.high/low turnoutBut 17,000 people ran, and we had a higher turnout than they get in suburban school board elections.By-elections are marked by spectacularly low turnouts, sometimes less than 30%.Wilson attributed the low turnout to the networks.Or did the high turnout suggest a letting off of steam after three intense years of flood recovery?This constituency had, with Belfast West, the lowest turnout of voters in the Province at 59%.The high turnout means that Khatami has another chance.Both rounds were marked by a very low turnout, with only 20.87 percent of the electorate participating in the second round.
From Longman Business Dictionaryturnoutturn‧out /ˈtɜːnaʊtˈtɜːrn-/ noun [singular] the number of people who vote in an election or go to a meeting or other organized eventVoting drew a record turnout of 85%.
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