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adoption

noun [U]
 
 
/əˈdɒpʃən/
the process of starting to use a new method, system, law, etc.: The adoption of tougher credit standards by mortgage lenders is making it hard for borrowers to qualify for new loans.
MARKETING the process of starting to use a new product or service: Mass adoption of broadband and social networking have made finding customers easier. Misunderstanding of how these health plans work is preventing widespread adoption. There has been a huge adoption rate for self-service check-in in the airline industry. internet/e-commerce/technology adoption
Translations of “adoption”
in Korean 입양…
in Arabic تَبَنِّي…
in Portuguese adoção…
in Catalan adopció…
in Japanese 養子縁組…
in Italian adozione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 領養孩子, 領養,收養…
in Chinese (Simplified) 领养孩子, 领养,收养…
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