dropout
noun Date: 1930 1. a. one who drops out of school b. one who drops out of conventional society c. one who abandons an attempt, activity, or chosen path <
a corporate dropout
>
2. a momentary defect on a magnetic tape or disk caused by a temporary loss of signal

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • dropout — {n.} Someone who did not finish school, high school and college primarily. * /Tim is having a hard time getting a better job as he was a high school dropout./ * /Jack never got his B.A. as he became a college dropout./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • dropout — /drop owt /, n. 1. an act or instance of dropping out. 2. a student who withdraws before completing a course of instruction. 3. a student who withdraws from high school after having reached the legal age to do so. 4. a person who withdraws from… …   Universalium

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  • dropout — UK [ˈdrɒpaʊt] / US [ˈdrɑpˌaʊt] noun [countable] Word forms dropout : singular dropout plural dropouts 1) someone who leaves school or college without finishing their course of study 2) someone who does not live like most people because they do… …   English dictionary

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