drop-outs


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drop-outs

(1)
A variety of "power glitch" (see glitch); momentary 0 voltage on the electrical mains.

drop-outs

(2)
Missing characters in typed input due to software malfunction or system saturation (one cause of such behaviour under Unix when a bad connection to a modem swamps the processor with spurious character interrupts; see screaming tty).

drop-outs

(3)
Mental glitches; used as a way of describing those occasions when the mind just seems to shut down for a couple of beats. See glitch, fried.
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A model centre will be created in a first stage for young drop-outs between the ages of 16 and 25 by providing an adequate training to this category that meets their needs before generalise it later to other governorates where the rate of dropouts is high, the press release specifies.
Everton will probably need to avoid defeat in Wolfsburg if they are to secure top spot in their group and avoid Champions League Champions League drop-outs in the last 32.
Now in its sixth year, organisers expect more than 3,000 people to line up in Leeds Street, in Liverpool city centre, once drop-outs are accounted for.
On the other hand, the Premier said the national indicators of children's well-being have improved, mainly through strengthening the system of medical coverage, speeding up efforts to mitigate the mortality rate among mothers and children at birth, widespread vaccination in rural and urban areas, as well as by promoting education in rural areas and fighting drop-outs.
He said that after the GCE OL and AL there are a large number of drop-outs, and there are catering to these drop outs, as well as premature school drop outs and others.
The country further has a serious issue with school drop-outs a 38% of Bulgarians do not graduate a most of them leave as early as elementary school leading to increased unemployment and poverty risk.
Summary: TRIPOLI: After ministerial efforts failed to cut the number of school drop-outs, civil-society organizations have taken over the role of helping failing students stay in school.
1998: David Blunkett announced plans to pay school drop-outs an allowance to tempt them back into education.
Fulham join group winners Roma plus the likes of Champions League drop-outs Juventus, Liverpool and Atletico Madrid in the last 32 of the tournament after their well-deserved 3-2 victory over FC Basle on Wednesday.
I don't want my taxes to go to waste on these drop-outs. Thousands of these abusing wasters are already receiving handouts because they are too idle to go to work.
It isn't that my true sympathies do not rest with these potential drop-outs. They always have.
Everton face a difficult test at Fiorentina, who sit fourth in Serie A, while Rangers and Bolton have it even tougher against Champions League drop-outs Werder Bremen and Sporting Lisbon respectively.