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adoption

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noun adop·tion \ə-ˈdäp-shən\

Simple Definition of adoption

  • : the act or process of adopting a child

  • : the act or process of beginning to use something new or different

  • : the act or process of giving official acceptance or approval to something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of adoption

  1. :  the act of adopting :  the state of being adopted

Examples of adoption in a sentence

  1. They chose adoption because they couldn't have children of their own.

  2. children who are available for adoption

  3. Our lawyer has handled many adoptions.

  4. our adoption of local customs

  5. the company's adoption of new technology

  6. the unanimous adoption of the resolution by the Senate



14th Century

First Known Use of adoption

14th century

Rhymes with adoption



ADOPTION Defined for Kids

adoption

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noun adop·tion \ə-ˈdäp-shən\

Definition of adoption for Students

  1. :  the act of adopting :  the state of being adopted





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