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We found 52 dictionaries with English definitions that include the word adoption:
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General dictionaries General (31 matching dictionaries)
  1. adoption: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. adoption: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. adoption: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  4. adoption: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  5. adoption: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  6. Adoption, adoption: Wordnik [home, info]
  7. adoption: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  8. Adoption: Wiktionary [home, info]
  9. adoption: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  10. adoption: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  11. Adoption, adoption: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  12. adoption: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  13. adoption: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  14. adoption: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  15. Adoption (disambiguation), Adoption (film), Adoption (software implementation), Adoption (theology), Adoption: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  16. Adoption: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  17. adoption: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  18. adoption: Rhymezone [home, info]
  19. Adoption: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  20. adoption: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  21. Adoption: Encarta® Online Encyclopedia, North American Edition [home, info]
  22. Adoption: 1911 edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica [home, info]
  23. adoption: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  24. adoption: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  25. adoption: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  26. adoption: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  27. adoption: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]
  28. Adoption: UVic Writer's Guide [home, info]
  29. Adoption: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (1898) [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (9 matching dictionaries)
  1. Adoption: MoneyGlossary.com [home, info]
  2. adoption: Webster's New World Law Dictionary [home, info]
  3. Adoption: Duhaime's Canadian law dictionary [home, info]
  4. adoption: Law.com Dictionary [home, info]
  5. adoption: Everybody's Legal Dictionary [home, info]
  6. Adoption: GLOSSARY OF LEGISLATIVE TERMS [home, info]
  7. ADOPTION: Bouvier's Law Dictionary 1856 Edition [home, info]
  8. adoption: Legal dictionary [home, info]
  9. adoption: Financial dictionary [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. Adoption (theology), adoption: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (6 matching dictionaries)
  1. Adoption: Reactive Attachment Disorder [home, info]
  2. Adoption: Medical Dictionary [home, info]
  3. Adoption: Merck Manuals [home, info]
  4. adoption: online medical dictionary [home, info]
  5. Adoption: National MCH Center for Child Death Review [home, info]
  6. adoption: Medical dictionary [home, info]

Religion dictionaries Religion (4 matching dictionaries)
  1. Adoption: Easton Bible [home, info]
  2. Adoption: Catholic Encyclopedia [home, info]
  3. Adoption: Smith's Bible Dictionary [home, info]
  4. ADOPTION: Irivng Hexham's Concise Dictionary of Religion [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. adoption: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (adoption)

noun:  the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception ("Its adoption by society")
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)
noun:  the appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source

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Phrases that include adoption:   open adoption, adoption by celebrities, adoption by testament, adoption dissolution, adoption fraud, more...

Words similar to adoption:   acceptance, borrowing, more...


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