What does adoption mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. adoption, acceptance, acceptation, espousalnoun

    the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception

    "its adoption by society"; "the proposal found wide acceptance"

  2. adoptionnoun

    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)

  3. borrowing, adoptionnoun

    the appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source

    "the borrowing of ancient motifs was very apparent"

Wiktionary

  1. adoptionnoun

    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.

    A Chinese baby girl was given away for adoption.

  2. adoptionnoun

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

  3. adoptionnoun

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

  4. Etymology: adoption, adoptio, allied to adoptare to adopt.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Adoptionnoun

    Etymology: adoptio, Lat.

    See the hell of having a false woman! My bed shall be abused, my coffers ransacked, my reputation gnawn at; and I shall not only receive this villainous wrong, but stand under the adoption of abominable terms, and by him that does me the wrong. William Shakespeare, Merry Wives of Windsor.

    In which time she purpos’d,
    By watching, weeping, tendance, kissing, to
    O’ercome you with her shew: yes, and in time
    (When she had fitted you with her craft) to work
    Her son into th’ adoption of the crown. William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.

    In every act of our christian worship, we are taught to call upon him under the endearing character of our Father, to remind us of our adoption, that we are made heirs of God, and joint heirs of Christ. John Rogers, Sermons.

Wikipedia

  1. Adoption

    Adoption is a process whereby a person assumes the parenting of another, usually a child, from that person's biological or legal parent or parents. Legal adoptions permanently transfer all rights and responsibilities, along with filiation, from the biological parents to the adoptive parents. Unlike guardianship or other systems designed for the care of the young, adoption is intended to effect a permanent change in status and as such requires societal recognition, either through legal or religious sanction. Historically, some societies have enacted specific laws governing adoption, while others used less formal means (notably contracts that specified inheritance rights and parental responsibilities without an accompanying transfer of filiation). Modern systems of adoption, arising in the 20th century, tend to be governed by comprehensive statutes and regulations.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Adoptionnoun

    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

  2. Adoptionnoun

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

  3. Adoptionnoun

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

  4. Etymology: [L. adoptio, allied to adoptare to adopt: cf. F. adoption.]

Freebase

  1. Adoption

    Adoption is a process whereby a person assumes the parenting for another and, in so doing, permanently transfers all rights and responsibilities, along with filiation, from the biological parent or parents. Unlike guardianship or other systems designed for the care of the young, adoption is intended to effect a permanent change in status and as such requires societal recognition, either through legal or religious sanction. Historically, some societies have enacted specific laws governing adoption; where others have tried to achieve adoption through less formal means, notably via contracts that specified inheritance rights and parental responsibilities without an accompanying transfer of filiation. Modern systems of adoption, arising in the 20th century, tend to be governed by comprehensive statutes and regulations. Adoption has changed considerably over the centuries with its focus shifting from adult adoption and inheritance issues toward children and family creation; its structure moving from a recognition of continuity between the adopted and kin toward allowing relationships of lessened intensity. In modern times, adoption is a primary vehicle serving the needs of homeless, neglected, abused and runaway children.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Adoption

    Voluntary acceptance of a child of other parents to be as one's own child, usually with legal confirmation.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'adoption' in Nouns Frequency: #2215

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of adoption in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of adoption in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of adoption in a Sentence

  1. Gareth Grobler:

    If I buy Bitcoin and transfer it to another person, the price is very likely to change overtime, so I could send $200 worth of Bitcoin to someone, but as the price fluctuates they actually only get say $150. Bitcoin is really only going to be a better deal for someone who really understands financial markets and watches the price constantly. Further solutions need to be developed for mainstream adoption and tangible financial benefits.

  2. The Pentagon:

    As we continue to execute the DOD Cloud Strategy, additional contracts are planned for both cloud services and complementary migration and integration solutions necessary to achieve effective cloud adoption.

  3. Terri Burke:

    It's about as limiting a bill as we have seem, you say you have a sincerely held religious belief and you are a private adoption agency or private entity that helps place foster children -- you can say you will not place that child with gay parents .... If I'm Catholic I can say I don't want any Baptists to raise the child.

  4. President Nir Zohar:

    We saw very high adoption of our services by small businesses globally with an improvement in our product and expansion in our brand.

  5. Michael Yang:

    We expect overall market recovery in the first quarter of 2020, both solid demand forecast from the server/hyperscale (infrastructure) customers and optimism around 5G smartphone adoption are the drivers for growth.

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