the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception;
"its adoption by society"
"the proposal found wide acceptance"
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)
the appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source;
"the borrowing of ancient motifs was very apparent"
The adoption of the new technology improved the production. 新技术的采用增加了产量。
The word is now English by adoption. 这个词现在已被采纳为英语。
The adoption of this policy would relieve the unions of a tremendous burden. 采纳这一政策将会减轻工会的沉重负担。
He was pleased by the adoption of a little girl. 他对收养了一个女孩感到高兴。
They resigned their child to an adoption agency. 他们把自己的孩子交给了一家收养机构。