Part of speech: noun

The act of adopting, or the state of being adopted.

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Usage examples "adoption":

  1. So I am fitting them for adoption as quickly as possible, and searching for the homes. - "Dear Enemy", Jean Webster.
  2. He opposed the adoption of the constitution before the Convention. - "Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast", Samuel Adams Drake.
  3. There are strong doubts whether the adoption of those proposals would provide a satisfactory solution. - "Report of the Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents The Mazengarb Report (1954)", Oswald Chettle Mazengarb et al..