dropout

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noun drop·out \ˈdräp-ˌau̇t\

Definition of dropout

  1. 1 a :  one who drops out of school b :  one who drops out of conventional society c :  one who abandons an attempt, activity, or chosen path <a corporate dropout>

  2. 2 :  a momentary defect on a magnetic tape or disk caused by a temporary loss of signal

Examples of dropout in a sentence

  1. The program is designed for dropouts who wish to get high school equivalency certificates.

1930

First Known Use of dropout

1930


DROPOUT Defined for English Language Learners

dropout

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noun drop·out \ˈdräp-ˌau̇t\

Definition of dropout for English Language Learners

  • : a person who stops going to a school, college, etc., before finishing : a person who drops out of school

  • : a person who stops being involved in society because he or she does not believe in its rules, customs, and values


DROPOUT Defined for Kids

dropout

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noun drop·out \ˈdräp-ˌau̇t\

Definition of dropout for Students

  1. :  a person who quits school or a training program



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