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    adoption - Dictionary definition and meaning for word adoption

    (noun) the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception
    Example Sentence
    • its adoption by society
    • the proposal found wide acceptance
    (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) Definition
    (noun) the appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source
    Synonyms : borrowing
    Example Sentence
    • the borrowing of ancient motifs was very apparent
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