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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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They refrains from using industry data, such as Bookings and Billings, because they add an element of extrapolation to the forecast, thereby missing important turning-points.
The current industry turning-point is, again, evidence of the accuracy of quantitative forecasting models over the qualitative ones:
The off-the-shelf Wireless Communication IC forecasts provide a 4 to 5 month horizon of Turning-Points in Underlying Demand and in ASP.
The recent softness has come as a surprise to the majority of the semiconductor market, but not to those that follow our Wafer Sales Turning-Points Forecasts or Materials and Equipment-Components Turning-Points Forecasts," said Rosa Luis, Director of Marketing and Sales for Advanced Forecasting.