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English definition of “adoption”

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
(Definition of adoption noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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