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.
In Bulgaria, 73% of the drop-outs never appear on the labor market.
The number of school drop-outs significantly increases in the northern coastal city's impoverished neighborhoods of Bab al-Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen.
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.
It isn't that my true sympathies do not rest with these potential drop-outs.
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.
Early drop-outs are more costly than prevention," Figel said.
FORCING pupils to stay at school till the age of 18 unless they get a job with training could cut the number of drop-outs, a Coventry councillor says.
For the article entitled "Association of Inosine Triphosphate 94C>A and Thiopurine S-Methyltransferase Deficiency with Adverse Events and Study Drop-Outs under Azathioprine Therapy in a Prospective Crohn Disease Study", by N.
Intricately detailing the lives of the two high-school drop-outs and the short-lived friendship between the two, Malcolm And Jack opens readers to the reality of the post-war fifties and the pretensions mentality of American's the era neared revolution.