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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): /əˈdɑpt.ʃn̩/

NounEdit

adoption (countable and uncountable, plural adoptions)

  1. The act of adopting. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  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
    the adoption of words from another language
  5. (computing) Transfer between an old system to another (usually better) system.
    Our company is considering the adoption of a four-day week.
  6. (theology) An act of divine grace by which the redeemed in Christ are admitted to the privileges of the sons of God.

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ReferencesEdit

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


FinnishEdit

NounEdit

adoption

  1. Genitive singular form of adoptio.

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FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /a.dɔp.sjɔ̃/
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NounEdit

adoption f (plural adoptions)

  1. adoption

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SwedishEdit

NounEdit

adoption c

  1. adoption

DeclensionEdit

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

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