truancy


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tru·an·cy

 (tro͞o′ən-sē)
n. pl. tru·an·cies
1. The absence of a child from school without permission.
2. The neglect of work or duty
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tru•an•cy

(ˈtru ən si)

n., pl. -cies.
1. the act or state of being truant.
2. an instance of being truant.
[1775–85]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.truancy - failure to attend (especially school)truancy - failure to attend (especially school)
nonattendance - the failure to attend
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truancy

noun absence, shirking, skiving (Brit. slang), malingering, absence without leave Schools need to reduce levels of truancy.
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truancy

noun
An unexcused absence:
Informal: hooky.
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Translations
تَغَيُّب عن المَدْرَسَه
chození za školu
pjækkeri
iskolakerüléslógás
skróp
záškoláctvo
okuldan kaçma

truancy

[ˈtrʊənsɪ] Nausencia f sin permiso
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truancy

[ˈtruːənsi] nabsentéisme m (scolaire)
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truancy

n(Schule)schwänzen nt, → unentschuldigtes Fehlen (in der Schule) (form), → (Schul)schwänzerei f (inf)
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truancy

[ˈtrʊənsɪ] n (Scol) → assenze fpl ingiustificate
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truant

(ˈtruənt) noun
someone who stays away from school etc without permission. The truants were caught and sent back to school.
ˈtruancy noun
Truancy is a great problem in some schools.
play truant
to be a truant and stay away from school etc. He was always playing truant (from school).
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References in classic literature ?
Welland condoned her truancy, having that very morning won her over to the necessity of a long engagement, with time to prepare a hand-embroidered trousseau containing the proper number of dozens.
ST EDMUND Campion Catholic School and Sixth Form Centre had the worst truancy figures for any school in Birmingham last year.
Figures obtained in a BBC investigation shows councils in our region handed out almost 2,500 fines for unauthorised holidays and truancy in the last academic year.
Two Texas school districts are not following a new law designed to reduce the number of students who end up in truancy courts, an alliance of advocacy groups claimed on Monday.
Truancy is a key indication of how well a school is attracting, keeping, and serving students' education needs.
Topics include the political economy of truancy, cause and reason in the study of truancy, fighting truancy with consumer choice in education, teaching style and truancy, political attitudes towards truancy, and truancy as a function of ethnic group and linguistic proficiency.
In Dallas County, four districts participate in a specialized truancy court system created in 2003.
LIVERPOOL has the country's second worst school truancy record, running at 9.6%.
A CLAMPDOWN on truancy found 29 children in a city centre with their parents or guardians in just four hours.
ERIC Descriptors: Truancy; High School Students; Discipline; Recidivism; Prevention; At Risk Students; Grade 9; Public Schools