turnaround time

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turnaround time

[′tərn·ə‚rau̇nd ‚tīm]
(computer science)
The delay between submission of a job for a data-processing system and its completion.

turnaround time

(1) In batch processing, the time it takes to receive finished reports after submission of documents or files for processing. In an online environment, turnaround time is the same as response time.

(2) In half-duplex transmission, the time it takes to change from transmit to receive and vice versa.
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For example, patrol officers, who generally respond to incidents with quick turnaround rates, may answer to numerous calls for service and effect many arrests in a relatively short amount of time.
In general, converters reported low customer attrition due to this trend and argued that they can offer higher levels of flexibility, quality, statistical process control and technological specialization at faster turnaround rates and for a lower price than it would cost most customers to manage their own converting processes.
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