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Meaning of “adoption” in the English Dictionary

"adoption" in British English

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adoptionnoun

uk   /əˈdɒp.ʃən/  us   /-ˈdɑːp-/
  • 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). The last ten ​years have ​seen a ​dramaticfall in the ​number of adoptions.
(Definition of adoption from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"adoption" in American English

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adoptionnoun

 us   /əˈdɑp·ʃən/
  • adoption noun (TAKING CHILD)

[C/U] the ​act of taking another person's ​childlegally into ​yourfamily to ​raise as ​your own ​child: [C] The ​agencyhandles about a hundred adoptions a ​year.
  • adoption noun (STARTING)

[U] the ​act of ​accepting or ​beginning to use something: The adoption of a different ​insurancecompany caused a lot of ​confusion.
(Definition of adoption from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"adoption" in Business English

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adoptionnoun [U]

uk   us   /əˈdɒpʃən/
the ​process of ​starting to use a new ​method, ​system, ​law, etc.: The adoption of tougher ​creditstandards by ​mortgagelenders 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 ofbroadband and ​socialnetworking have made ​findingcustomers easier. Misunderstanding of how these ​healthplanswork is preventing widespread adoption. There has been a huge adoption ​rate for ​self-servicecheck-in in the ​airlineindustry. internet/​e-commerce/​technology adoption
(Definition of adoption from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “adoption”
in Arabic تَبَنِّي…
in Korean 입양…
in Portuguese adoção…
in Catalan adopció…
in Japanese 養子縁組…
in Chinese (Simplified) 领养孩子, 领养,收养…
in Chinese (Traditional) 領養孩子, 領養,收養…
in Italian adozione…
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