adoption – Wiktionary


French adoption, Latin adoptio, allied to adoptare (to adopt).

IPA(key): /dpt.n/

adoption (countable and uncountable, plural adoptions)

The story of this adoption is, of course, the pivot round which all the circumstances of the mysterious tragedy revolved. Mrs. Yule had an only son, namely, William, to whom she was passionately attached; but, like many a fond mother, she had the desire of mapping out that son's future entirely according to her own ideas.[]

the adoption of people into hospitals or monasteries

the adoption of opinions

the adoption of words from another language

Our company is considering the adoption of a four-day week.

act of adopting, or state of being adopted

admission to a more intimate relation

choosing and making that to be one's own which originally was not so

transfer between old system to another

adoption in Websters Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.


adoptionf (plural adoptions)


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