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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
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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During 2017, a research on proportions and causes for school dropout has been carried out, involving 1,229 children and 128 professionals, with the aim of identifying the root causes of early dropout in education.
The report also found that 26% of dropouts occurred in the ninth grade, with 52% of dropouts occurring by 10th grade.
ABSTRACT: This study aimed to determine the status of 107 ALS beneficiaries of Liloy and Tampilisan Districts and the causes of dropouts. The questionnaire-checklist was used in gathering the data and became the basis to generate answers to questions on the causes of dropouts of ALS beneficiaries in Liloy and Tampilisan Districts.
Mahbubnagar district topping the chart (53.2 per cent) of school dropout rate in Telangana.
by Saleh Shaibany There is no uniform standard that all government ministries follow and different official agencies have their own rules and regulations about school dropouts looking to get back to education.
Some researchers concluded that age does not affect the dropout rate of students.
Nationally, the highest dropout rate occurs in the ninth grade.
The sample was drawn at the different stage/procedure such as Districts, VDCs and Municipalities, Schools, Dropout Children, and Households/Parents.
Because the schools serve students who have already dropped out of traditional schools, they often get hit hard by the dropout measurement as well.
This study examined the association between school suspension rates and dropout rates in a statewide sample of 289 Virginia public high schools.
In October 2008, approximately 3 million civilian non-institutionalized 16- through 24-year-olds were not enrolled in high school and had not earned a high school diploma or alternative credential, according to Trends in High School Dropout and Completion Rates in the United States: 1972-2008, a December 2010 report by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).