What does adoption mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. adoption, acceptance, acceptation, espousal(noun)

    the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception

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

  2. 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)

  3. borrowing, adoption(noun)

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

    "the borrowing of ancient motifs was very apparent"

Wiktionary

  1. 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.

    A Chinese baby girl was given away for adoption.

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

  2. adoption(Noun)

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

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

  3. adoption(Noun)

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. 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

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

  2. Adoption(noun)

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

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

  3. Adoption(noun)

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

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

How to pronounce adoption?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Indian

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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. Charlize Theron:

    He knew that I was thinking about filing for another adoption, but that we weren't filing together. Penn, she noted, was good at handling boundaries with little Jackson throughout their relationship. There was an understanding that I was a single mom with a very young boy who I had to put in a situation where he understood that Mommy dates, but that he does not have a father.

  2. Mladen Ivanic:

    There is full unity of Serbs in Bosnia that this resolution is anti-Serb, thus its possible adoption will not have positive effects but will additionally divide the Bosnian society.

  3. William Godwin:

    To dragoon man into the adoption of what we think right, is an intolerable tyranny.

  4. The FAA:

    An unsafe condition exists that requires the immediate adoption of this AD without providing an opportunity for public comments prior to adoption, the FAA has found that the risk to the flying public justifies waiving notice and comment prior to adoption of this rule because certain fan blades must be inspected, and, if needed, replaced before further flight.

  5. Sam Adkins:

    The language-learning market is declining in terms of revenue due primarily to the adoption of less expensive, technology-based products.

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