Turnout vs. Turnup - What's the difference?

Wiktionary

  • Turnout (noun)

    The number of people who attend or participate in an event (especially an election) or are present at a venue.

  • Turnout (noun)

    A place to pull off a road.

    "When towing a trailer, use the turnouts to let faster traffic pass."

  • Turnout (noun)

    A place where moveable rails allow a train to switch tracks; a set of points.

  • Turnout (noun)

    A quitting of employment for the purpose of forcing increase of wages; a strike.

  • Turnout (noun)

    That which is prominently brought forward or exhibited; hence, an equipage.

    "A man with a showy carriage and horses is said to have a fine turnout."

  • Turnout (noun)

    Net quantity of produce yielded.

  • Turnup (noun)

    The cuff on a trouser leg that is, or can be turned up.

  • Turnup (noun)

    The next card taken from the top of a pack of cards and displayed.

Oxford Dictionary

  • Turnout (noun)

    the number of people attending or taking part in an event, especially the number of people voting in an election

    "we reckon that thirty-five per cent is a good turnout for local elections"

  • Turnout (noun)

    a road turning

    "I couldn't find the lake at first—I drove past the turnout"

  • Turnout (noun)

    a point at which a railway track diverges; a set of points

    "at most junctions and crossovers, the trains will be able to take the turnout at 230 km/h"

  • Turnout (noun)

    a widened place in a road for cars to pass each other or park temporarily

    "parks studded with scenic turnouts"

  • Turnout (noun)

    a carriage or other horse-drawn vehicle with its horse or horses.

  • Turnout (noun)

    the way in which a person or thing is equipped or dressed

    "his turnout was exceedingly elegant"

  • Turnout (noun)

    the ability to rotate the legs outward in the hip socket

    "she has good natural turnout"

Princeton's WordNet

  • Turnout (noun)

    the group that gathers together for a particular occasion;

    "a large turnout for the meeting"

  • Turnout (noun)

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

  • Turnout (noun)

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

  • Turnout (noun)

    what is produced in a given time period

  • Turnout (noun)

    a set of clothing (with accessories);

    "his getup was exceedingly elegant"

  • Turnout (noun)

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

    "the turnout for the rally"

  • Turnout (noun)

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

  • Turnup (noun)

    the lap consisting of a turned-back hem encircling the end of the sleeve or leg

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