adoption

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French adoption, Latin adoptio, allied to adoptare to adopt.

Noun[edit]

adoption ‎(plural adoptions)

  1. The act of adopting
  2. 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[1]:
      “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.
  3. Admission to an institution, for example a hospital, clinic, mental asylum.
    the adoption of people into hospitals or monasteries
  4. The choosing and making that to be one's own which originally was not so; acceptance
    the adoption of opinions
  5. (computing) Transfer between an old system to another (usually better) system.
    Our company is considering the adoption of a four-day week.

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References[edit]

adoption in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913


Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

adoption

  1. Genitive singular form of adoptio.

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

adoption f ‎(plural adoptions)

  1. adoption

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

adoption c

  1. adoption

Declension[edit]

Inflection of adoption 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative adoption adoptionen adoptioner adoptionerna
Genitive adoptions adoptionens adoptioners adoptionernas

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