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turnkey

adjective

Definition: complete and ready for use--fully equipped, ready for operation, or ready for occupancy

Synonyms: complete, operational, functional, equipped, ready

Antonyms: incomplete

Tips: Turnkey is used to describe things that are fully equipped and ready for operation. Think, "turn the key," open the door, and everything you need is inside.

Usage Examples:

The young entrepreneurs provided small business owners with a turnkey technology package, complete with computer, Internet access, and all software. (complete, fully equipped)

Since we were only going to be in the city for a month, we decided to rent a turnkey apartment that was fully furnished with linens, dishes, and utensils. (ready for occupancy, fully equipped)

Newly built tract homes appeal to people who are looking for turnkey housing. (ready for occupancy)

The company provided everything you needed to start a new franchise; it was a complete, turnkey business. (functional, ready for operation)


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