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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b. One who has withdrawn from a given social group or environment.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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The report (.pdf) categorized 11 groups of dropouts, including breakdowns by ethnicity and gender.
ABSTRACT: This study aimed to determine the status of 107 ALS beneficiaries of Liloy and Tampilisan Districts and the causes of dropouts. The questionnaire-checklist was used in gathering the data and became the basis to generate answers to questions on the causes of dropouts of ALS beneficiaries in Liloy and Tampilisan Districts.
Researchers have also gathered that most of the evidences on dropouts are giving blanket reasons irrespective of geographical, gender and social settings that affect the children in different ways.
by Saleh Shaibany There is no uniform standard that all government ministries follow and different official agencies have their own rules and regulations about school dropouts looking to get back to education.
This study attempts to explore the reasons behind students' dropouts from higher education business schools.
In addition, dropouts age 25 and older report being in worse health than adults who are not dropouts, and are more likely to rely on Medicaid, Medicare, and welfare.
ERIC Descriptors: Dropouts; Educational Change; Limited English Speaking; Low Income Groups; Graduation; High Schools; Graduation Rate; Economically Disadvantaged; Dropout Prevention; Elementary Schools; Middle Schools; Attendance; Educational Improvement; College Readiness; Careers; Educational Policy; Public Policy; Transitional Programs; Compulsory Education; Mentors; Accountability; Public Schools; Educational Practices; Academic Achievement; Academic Standards; State Standards; Dropout Rate; Educational Objectives; Goal Orientation; School Districts; Nonprofit Organizations
Most San Diegans do not realize the enormous impact high school dropouts have on our city.
Hence, a study on Primary School Dropouts in Tarai and Hill Districts of Nepal was carried out with the overall purpose of making an inquiry into the status and causes of social exclusion, which is by and large a contributing factor to dropout in education in Nepal.
Canberra, June 20(ANI): About 50 percent of Australians think that high school dropouts should not be given their driver's licence, a new survey said.
Conclusions about dropout rates at charter schools and traditional districts are mixed - largely due to the difficulty of accessing student-level data that accurately identifies former dropouts who have re-enrolled in schools.
Getting rid of troublemakers: High school disciplinary procedures and the production of dropouts. Social Problems, 40, 493-509.