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"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 child legally into your family to raise as your own child: [C] The agency handles about a hundred adoptions a year.
  • adoption noun (STARTING)

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







"adoption" in British English

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adoptionnoun

uk   /əˈdɒp.ʃən/ us   /əˈdɑːp.ʃən/
(Definition of adoption from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"adoption" in Business English

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adoptionnoun [U]

uk   /əˈdɒpʃən/ us  
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 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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“adoption” in Business English

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