Translation of "adoption" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /əˈdɒp.ʃən/ us /əˈdɑːp.ʃən/

adoption noun (TAKING CHILD)

B2 [ C or U ] the act of legally taking a child to be taken care of as your own

She was homeless and had to put her child up for adoption (= ask for the child to be taken by someone else as their own). 她無家可歸,只好讓別人收養她的孩子。
The last ten years have seen a dramatic fall in the number of adoptions. 過去十年中收養孩子的人數明顯減少了。

adoption noun (STARTING TO USE)

[ U ] accepting or starting to use something new

Several suggestions have been offered for adoption by the panel. 總共提出了幾項建議以供專家小組採納。

adoption noun (CHOOSING)

[ U ] choosing or taking something as your own

England was Conrad's country of adoption. 康拉德移居英格蘭。
The adoption of a woman candidate was seen as controversial. 推舉一位女候選人很有爭議。

(Translation of “adoption” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)