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noun [C or U] (TAKING)    /əˌprəʊ.priˈeɪ.ʃən/ US  /-ˌproʊ-/
the act of taking something for your own use, usually without permission: The author objected to the appropriation of his story by an amateur film maker.StealingTaking things away from someone or somewhereRemoving and getting rid of things
(Definition of appropriation noun (TAKING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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