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Definition: Churn


What is the dictionary definition of Churn?

Dictionary Definition

1. transitive To agitate rapidly and repetitively, or to stir with a rowing or rocking motion; generally applies to liquids, notably cream.
2. transitive, figuratively To produce excessive and sometimes undesirable or unproductive activity or motion.
3. intransitive To move rapidly and repetitively with a rocking motion; to tumble, mix or shake.

Full Definition of Churn

Attrition or turnover of customers of a business or users of a service. In the new economy (which provides unprecedented choice, and instant and global access to products and information) churn rate determines business earnings and growth. A firm has to earn and re-earn every day the loyalty of its customers.

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Churn. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd.
November 29, 2023
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Churn. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: November 29, 2023).
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Definition Sources

Definitions for Churn are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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