What does opt-out mean?

Definitions for opt-out

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  1. opt-out(Noun)

    the act of opting out of something

  2. opt-out(Noun)

    a school or hospital that has withdrawn from local control

  3. opt-out(Adjective)

    Of a selection, the property of having to choose explicitly to avoid or forbid something; a decision having the default option being inclusion or permission; used particularly with regard to mailing lists and advertisement.


  1. Opt-out

    The term opt-out refers to several methods by which individuals can avoid receiving unsolicited product or service information. This ability is usually associated with direct marketing campaigns such as telemarketing, e-mail marketing, or direct mail. A list of those who have opted out is called a Robinson list. In the UK, the Mailing Preference Service composes the Robinson list.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of opt-out in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of opt-out in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Law Professor Frank Askin:

    I don't think you can do it in this country because I do n’t think the First Amendment would permit it, people have a right to opt out of elections. It's not happening.

  2. Bart Staes:

    Countries opposed to GMOs are given the carrot of being able to opt-out of these authorisations, but the scheme approved today fails to give them a legally-watertight basis for doing so. This is a false solution.

  3. Merryl Tisch:

    Those who call for 'opting out' really want New York to 'opt out' of information that can help parents and teachers understand how well students are doing, we cannot go back to ignoring the needs of our children. It's time to stop making noise to protect the adults and start speaking up for the students.

  4. Chief Executive Tom Enders:

    Pooling our requirements should be done intelligently and not in a highly politicized, nationally fragmented way, this is something I will look for to be employed on this (surveillance drone) project. I would not be shy to opt out of projects if I get the impression that this would be?.?.?.?a recipe for disaster.

  5. Christopher Chang:

    We explain exactly why we are gathering information, how they might benefit from this, and we try to create a habit loop : What is in it for me ? What can I do about it ? What do I get out of it ? you either trust or you do n’t trust your employer. And if you do n’t trust your employer and you believe that such data will be used against you, you simply opt out. You do n’t have to participate.

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