Adopting Adoptive

Adoption

Meanings and phrases

adoption

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception; acceptance; acceptation; espousal
  2. 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. the appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source; borrowing

up for adoption

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • from the family who had given him or her up for adoption.
  • They also have many cats up for adoption.
  • 1967), whom she put up for adoption.

widespread adoption

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Such combined systems are known as electromechanical systems and have widespread adoption.
  • The widespread adoption of irising-in and out to begin and end scenes caught on in this period.
  • Those quality models have been applied in industrial contexts but have not received widespread adoption.
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