from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who casually drops in, as to visit or obtain an appointment.
- n. An informal social event.
- adj. Provided for short-term use: a drop-in center for runaways.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. provided for short-term use
- adj. fit to substitute some element in a complex system without changes to the existing infrastructure
- n. one who casually drops in.
- n. informal social event
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Products like Virent's are known as "drop-in" fuels because they can be put into the nation's existing fueling infrastructure and even produced at existing refineries.
In fact, Chameleon is being referred to as a drop-in replacement for UIKit, and in many cases, that's all that needs to be changed in order for an iOS app to run on the Mac.
The year before she arrived, the school could have been described as a drop-in community center, with students doing as they pleased.
Because weekly worship tends not to be a focus for Reform Jews, most Beth Emet members stay connected largely through an extensive menu of nonworship activities, such as the early childhood program, which includes a drop-in playgroup, a weekday nursery school, a Sunday school, and a summer camp.
Domestically sourced, advanced drop-in biofuels that do not adversely impact food, water, or land use provide a significant opportunity for the department to reduce its dependence on foreign sources of fuel.
Instead, she specified a drop-in compost canister for vegetable and fruit waste to be installed in the counter area near the sink.
Their son Jonathan works at a drop-in centre offering "help, advice and a demonstration of God's love to shoppers".
Back in the 1990's, when I was the director of a drop-in center for homeless teens in Times Square, and there were fewer shelter resources available, I knew seven homeless teens who were murdered on the streets of New York City; five of them were LGBT.
Props to Neo/Mahmoud for running a drop-in centre for this lot.
There were a few other activities noted for Friday evening, in addition to the retreat and her drop-in knitting session.