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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b. One who has withdrawn from a given social group or environment.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
References in periodicals archive ?
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: Credentials; Dropouts; Developmental Studies Programs; Community Colleges; Dropout Prevention; School Holding Power; Student Characteristics; Age Differences; Academic Persistence; College Preparation; College Readiness; Part Time Students; Student Financial Aid
Most San Diegans do not realize the enormous impact high school dropouts have on our city.
It would allow the schools to receive credit for students who graduate within six years and exempt students 17 and older from counting as dropouts.
Dropouts are students who leave school and do not return, graduate or receive a GED.
District officials attributed the change to a new system to track graduation, increased efforts to find and re-enroll students and a previous system that double-counted some dropouts.
In Colorado, education leaders are using the results of a study of dropouts in five of the state's districts to target the middle grades for early warning signs of problems associated with dropping out.
Its 12-point plan to reduce the dropout rate, in part, calls on educators and community members to "not enable" would-be dropouts to leave.
Kennedy, potential dropouts, aka "early school leavers," will therefore be motivated to stay in school, if only to get their licenses.
The unemployment rate among dropouts aged 20 to 24 in 2004/05 was 19.
The one down note in this upbeat analysis: Competition from low-skilled immigrants drove down the average wages of native-born high school dropouts by 2.
To hide the actual dropout rate, most school districts report as dropouts those who entered the year as seniors but did not remain in school until the end of that year.