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〔 әˋdɑpʃәn 〕


〔 әˊdɒpʃәn 〕

Overview of noun adoption

The noun adoption has 3 senses

  • adoption, acceptance, acceptation, espousal -- (the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception; "its adoption by society"; "the proposal found wide acceptance")

  • adoption -- (a legal proceeding that creates a parent-child relation between persons not related by blood; the adopted child is entitled to all privileges belonging to a natural child of the adoptive parents (including the right to inherit))

  • borrowing, adoption -- (the appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source; "the borrowing of ancient motifs was very apparent")