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drop·out

 (drŏp′out′)
n.
1.
a. One who quits school.
b. One who has withdrawn from a given social group or environment.
2.
a. A segment of a recording device, such as a magnetic tape or optical disk, that is damaged or unreadable.
b. The loss of an audio or video signal.

dropout

(ˈdrɒpˌaʊt)
n
1. (Education) a student who fails to complete a school or college course
2. (Sociology) a person who rejects conventional society
3. (Rugby) rugby : drop-out a drop kick taken by the defending team to restart play, as after a touchdown
4. (Electronics) electronics : drop-out a momentary loss of signal in a magnetic recording medium as a result of an imperfection in its magnetic coating
vb
to abandon or withdraw from (a school, social group, job, etc)

drop′out`

or drop′-out`,



n.
1. a student who withdraws before completing a course of instruction.
2. one who withdraws from established society.
3. a person who withdraws from a competition, job, task, etc.
[1925–30]

dropout

A person who leaves a school or college without having completed the course of study.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dropout - someone who quits school before graduation
quitter - a person who gives up too easily
2.dropout - someone who withdraws from a social group or environment
individualist - a person who pursues independent thought or action
Translations

dropout

[ˈdrɒpaʊt] N
1. (from society) → marginado/a m/f; (from university) estudiante que abandona la universidad antes de graduarse
2. (Rugby) → puntapié m de saque

dropout

n (from society) → Aussteiger(in) m(f) (inf); (pej)Asoziale(r) mf; (= university dropout)Studienabbrecher(in) m(f); the dropout rate at universitiesdie Zahl der Studienabbrecher

dropout

[ˈdrɒpaʊt] n
a. (from school, university) → chi ha abbandonato gli studi; (from society) → chi si mette ai margini della società
the school/college dropout rate → la percentuale di abbandono della scuola/università
b. (Rugby) → calcio di rinvio
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