adoption

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (US) IPA (key): /əˈdɑp.ʃən/
  • (UK) IPA (key): /əˈdɒp.ʃən/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: adop‧tion

Noun[change]

Singular
adoption

Plural
adoptions

  1. An act of adopting a child by different parents so that the child becomes one of their own.
    The dog was available for adoption, so I decided to take it.