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turn

1. Music a melodic ornament that makes a turn around a note, beginning with the note above, in a variety of sequences
2. Theatre chiefly Brit a short theatrical act, esp in music hall, cabaret, etc.

turn

[′tərn]
(electricity)
One complete loop of wire.
(mathematics)

TURN

(messaging, protocol)
An SMTP command with which a client asks the server to open an SMTP connection to the client, thus reversing their roles.

Superseded by ETRN.
References in classic literature ?
Later on, when he recalled that time and all that happened to him during those days, minute by minute, point by point, he was superstitiously impressed by one circumstance, which, though in itself not very exceptional, always seemed to him afterwards the predestined turning-point of his fate.
In order for us to break out from this 20 year old endless episode of despair and sinking, a dramatic turning-point is considered necessary.
Last week at home to Rushden we had yet another turning-point game to look forward to.
An important feature of the model is that it generally determines turning-point dates more quickly than the NBER Business Cycle Dating Committee.