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See also: Adoption
adoption (plural adoptions)
- The act of adopting
- The state of being adopted; the acceptance of a child of other parents as if he or she were one's own child.
1905, Baroness Emmuska Orczy, chapter 1, in The Tragedy in Dartmoor Terrace:
- “The story of this adoption is, of course, the pivot round which all the circumstances of the mysterious tragedy revolved. Mrs. Yule had an only son, namely, William, to whom she was passionately attached ; but, like many a fond mother, she had the desire of mapping out that son's future entirely according to her own ideas. […]”
- A Chinese baby girl was given away for adoption.
- Admission to an institution, for example a hospital, clinic, mental asylum.
- the adoption of people into hospitals or monasteries
- The choosing and making that to be one's own which originally was not so; acceptance
- the adoption of opinions
- (computing) Transfer between an old system to another (usually better) system.
- Our company is considering the adoption of a four-day week.
act of adopting, or state of being adopted
admission to a more intimate relation
choosing and making that to be one's own which originally was not so
transfer between old system to another
- Genitive singular form of adoptio.
adoption f (plural adoptions)
- “adoption” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
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