n. /euh bowt"fays', euh bowt"fays"/; v. /euh bowt'fays"/, n., v., about-faced, about-facing.
1. Mil. a turn of 180° from the position of attention.
2. a complete, sudden change in position, direction, principle, attitude, etc.: They've done an about-face in their foreign policy.
3. to execute an about face.
4. to turn in the opposite direction.
5. to switch to an opposite opinion.
[1860-65, Amer.]

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