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.

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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    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. 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.

  2. Shawn DuBravac:

    We've had more progress in voice-activated digital assistants in the last 30 months than in the first 30 years, word recognition accuracy has improved from nearly zero percent in the 1990s to 75 percent in 2013 to about 95 percent today - enabling these devices to enjoy immense consumer adoption.

  3. Jamie Lee Curtis:

    We look at adoption as a very sacred exchange. It was not done lightly on either side. I would dedicate my life to this child.

  4. Joe Eberhardt:

    It will be a long, long time until we see mass adoption.

  5. Phil Berger:

    To end this matter once and for all, we will follow the court's instruction and move forward with adoption of a nonpartisan map.

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