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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.
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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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The South Carolina dropout rate for grades 9 through 12 inched up to 2.4% for the 2016-17 school year from 2.3% the previous year.
Keywords: Alternative Learning System (ALS); Bureau of Alternative learning System (BALS); ALS beneficiaries; status of ALS beneficiaries; causes of dropouts
What is even more baffling is that 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.
Reasons for dropouts, their outcomes, and other related issues have been studied before but the focal point of such studies remains the primary education of the country (Khan, Tahir, & Shah, 2011; Begum, Khan, & Iqbal, 2011; Farooq, 2009; Malik, 2002).
Event dropout rates have trended downward, from 6.1% in 1972 to 3.4% at present.
The California Dropout Research Project has also made projections for the City of San Diego.
The sample was drawn at the different stage/procedure such as Districts, VDCs and Municipalities, Schools, Dropout Children, and Households/Parents.
With drivers aged 18 to 25 making up a substantial amount of the road accidents toll, many believed that keeping school dropouts off the road would increase safety.
Now, because of the way the state calculates high school completion and dropout rates, schools like Austin Can!
Risk factors and levels of risk for high school dropouts. Professional School Counseling, 10, 297-306.
Dropouts in each of the five districts displayed behavioral warning signs (the ABCs of poor attendance, behavior problems, and course failure) several years before they dropped out.