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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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Mr Wells said: "The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service is working with the HSC Board and the Trusts to improve turnaround times.
Khalifa Port Container Terminal has been constructed to achieve high productivity levels, which not only increases turnaround time for ships, but also benefits the supply chain and local trade as cargo moves faster through the port." With a depth reaching 17 m, Khalifa Port Container Terminal is equipped with the latest technology and equipment in the industry making the terminal capable of servicing vessels as quickly and efficiently as possible in this era of mega-ships.
"Ahli United Bank provides clients with state of the art GPRS terminals which offer faster response times and are convenient for use in restaurants and other outlets with high traffic flows for improved turnaround time and efficiency," said a press release.
The median expected stat turnaround times for the interval between test order and result verification, between specimen collection and result verification, and between specimen receipt in the laboratory and result verification were 60 minutes, 55 minutes, and 45 minutes, respectively.
In South Wales, Merthyr Tydfil's Prince Charles Hospital recorded the highest average ambulance turnaround time at almost three quarters of an hour.
"The quicker turnaround time also means the ships leave faster after coming in and they can then go slower to their next destination.
Trevor Johnston, the union's lead officer for health in the North, said: "Turnaround times are one of the things that ambulance staff have concerns about."