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English definition of “adoption”

adoption

noun [U] (CHOOSING)    /əˈdɒp.ʃən/ US  /-ˈdɑːp-/
choosing or taking something as your own: England was Conrad's country of adoption. The adoption of a woman candidate was seen as controversial .Taking and choosing
(Definition of adoption noun (CHOOSING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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