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turn

(tŭrn),
To revolve or cause to revolve; specifically, to change the position of the fetus within the uterus to convert a malpresentation into a presentation permitting normal delivery.
[A.S. tyrnan]
Obstetrics Version; the rotation of a foetus for vaginal delivery
Public health The abrupt change in a domesticated animal’s behaviour, from docile to aggressive, resulting in attacks on humans, which may be fatal; turning is most common in pitbull terrriers and rottweilers, which together cause the bulk of dog bite-related fatalities in the US
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Surveying the opinions of people in the industry wasn't found to be an accurate methodology for predicting the timing of the IC Cycle Turning-Points.
Had we changed our forecast to reflect the opinions circulating in the industry, we never would have been able to historically predict the major turning-points of the last eighteen years.
The current industry turning-point is, again, evidence of the accuracy of quantitative forecasting models over the qualitative ones:
The December 2000 issue of Semiconductor Magazine shows that Advanced Forecasting was the only forecaster, out of 10 firms listed, that accurately predicted the Semiconductor Industry's Turning-Point in Q4-2000 (1).