outturn out‧turn [ˈaʊtˌtɜːn ǁ -ˌtɜːrn] noun [countable usually singular]
1. ACCOUNTING the actual amounts, results etc at the end of a period of activity, rather than those that were expected or calculated earlier; = actuals:

• Current expenditure is forecast to increase by 6% over last year's outturn.

• Social security spending will be lower than expected due to lower recent outturns for unemployment.

2. MANUFACTURING the amount of goods or services produced by a person, machine, factory, company etc; = output

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outturn UK US /ˈaʊtˌtɜːn/ noun [S or U]
UK ACCOUNTING, ECONOMICS used to talk about the result for sales, growth, etc. achieved in a particular period, rather than what was expected or planned: »

He was budgeting for zero net new business this year, while expressing his hope that the outturn would be better than this.


The outturn was well below City expectations of an 0.8% increase.

PRODUCTION a total amount of goods or services produced during a particular period of time: »

The whisky was released in 2004 with an outturn of just 2400 bottles.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • outturn — [out′tʉrn΄] n. OUTPUT (sense 1a) …   English World dictionary

  • outturn — noun Date: 1800 a quantity produced ; output …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • outturn — /owt terrn /, n. 1. a quantity produced; output. 2. the quality or condition of something produced or manufactured. [1790 1800; n. use of v. phrase turn out] * * * …   Universalium

  • outturn — noun An amount produced during a specified period; output or turnout …   Wiktionary

  • outturn — out•turn [[t]ˈaʊtˌtɜrn[/t]] n. a quantity produced; output • Etymology: 1790–1800 …   From formal English to slang

  • outturn — / aυttɜ:n/ noun an amount produced by a country or company …   Dictionary of banking and finance

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  • cargo outturn report — A detailed report prepared by a discharging terminal to record discrepancies in the form of over, short, and damaged cargo as manifested, and cargo checked at a time and place of discharge from ship …   Military dictionary

  • АУТТЭРН-РИПОРТ — (OUTTURN REPORT) документ, которым в портах ряда стран фиксируется кол во доставленного и сданного судном груза и выявленные при этом потери. В некоторых портах этот документ называется сертификатом, по независимо от названия и формы он содержит… …   Глоссарий терминов по грузоперевозкам, логистике, таможенному оформлению

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