Definition of dropout
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 : a momentary defect on a magnetic tape or disk caused by a temporary loss of signal
Examples of dropout in a sentence
The program is designed for dropouts who wish to get high school equivalency certificates.
First Known Use of dropout
DROPOUT Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of dropout for Students
: a person who quits school or a training program
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