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dropout

1. a student who fails to complete a school or college course
2. Rugby a drop kick taken by the defending team to restart play, as after a touchdown
3. Electronics a momentary loss of signal in a magnetic recording medium as a result of an imperfection in its magnetic coating

dropout

[′dräp‚au̇t]
(computer science)
The accidental disappearance of a valid bit, digit, or character from a storage medium or during reading from or writing to a storage device.
(electricity)
Of a relay, the maximum current, voltage, power, or such, at which it will release from its energized position.
(electronics)
A reduction in output signal level during reproduction of recorded data, sufficient to cause a processing error.
(graphic arts)
A halftone negative, print, or plate on which some of the original image has been removed by masking or opaquing.

dropout

(1) On magnetic media, a bit that has lost its strength due to a surface defect or recording malfunction. If the bit is in an audio or video file, it might be detected by the error correction circuitry and either corrected or not, but if not, it is often not noticed by the human ear or eye.

(2) In data transmission, a momentary loss of signal that is due to system malfunction or excessive noise.
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Risk factors and levels of risk for high school dropouts.
The alternative education students "absolutely would have been dropouts in the past," he said, comparing them to patients in intensive care who are getting a "whole kind of different treatment there as opposed to a regular comprehensive high school.
The collection of data released at the Hope & Opportunity briefing highlights comparative trends between truancy and dropouts and shows dropout rates in Chicago and Illinois ostensibly declining by nearly half between 2006 and 2012, while truancy and chronic truancy appear to have doubled between 2006 and 2009 and then after falling, shot up almost threefold in 2012.
And they project that this one year of dropouts will commit 3,879 violent crimes, For the full high school population, multiply these numbers by four and the cost is over 2 billion dollars and 15,000 violent crimes.
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au survey has shown that 60 percent of the total 1200 respondents considered barring school dropouts from getting a driver's licence unless they left school to learn driving.
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.
75 million in federal stimulus funds to launch the "Reconnections Academy," a program that recruits high school dropouts, helps them earn a degree and get them a job.
A new statewide effort in Mississippi to reduce the high school dropout rate is experiencing positive results in the northeast part of the state.
Sponsors of a new Dropout Prevention Campaign will host summits to spur collaborative action in 50 cities and every state by the year 2010.
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