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Adoption (IPA: /əˈdɑpʃən/)


Adoption (n.)

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 (n.)

Admission to a more intimate relation; reception; as, the adoption of persons into hospitals or monasteries, or of one society into another.

Adoption (n.)

The choosing and making that to be one's own which originally was not so; acceptance; as, the adoption of opinions.

Adoption

Process whereby a person assumes the parenting for a child born by other parents

Adoption

Process by which a bill obtains parliamentary approval and becomes law

Adoption

In farming and cattle raising

Adoption

Software implementation

Adoption

In Christian theology, the admission of a believer into the family of God

Example Sentence (Quote)

" The adoption of the Precise Action Semantics for the Unified Modeling Language specification by the OMG in November of 2001" - Executable UML

Example Sentence (Quote)

" The real threat to Linux adoption is Apple, not Microsoft. If you didn't know, now you know." - Ryan C. Gordon


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