Associations to the word «Adoption»


ADOPTION, noun. The act of adopting, or state of being adopted; voluntary acceptance of a child of other parents to be the same as one's own child.
ADOPTION, noun. Admission to a more intimate relation; reception; as, the adoption of persons into hospitals or monasteries, or of one society into another.
ADOPTION, noun. The choosing and making that to be one's own which originally was not so; acceptance; as, the adoption of opinions.
ADOPTION, noun. (computing) Transfer between an old system to another (usually better) system.

Dictionary definition

ADOPTION, noun. The act of accepting with approval; favorable reception; "its adoption by society"; "the proposal found wide acceptance".
ADOPTION, noun. A legal proceeding that creates a parent-child relation between persons not related by blood; the adopted child is entitled to all privileges belonging to a natural child of the adoptive parents (including the right to inherit).
ADOPTION, noun. The appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source; "the borrowing of ancient motifs was very apparent".

Wise words

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