Definitions

• the Goddess Adopts The King by Suckling Him
• WordNet 3.6
• n adoption the appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source "the borrowing of ancient motifs was very apparent"
• n adoption the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception "its adoption by society","the proposal found wide acceptance"
• n adoption 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)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
• Interesting fact: England and the American colonies adopted the Gregorian calendar on September 14th, 1752. 11 days disappeared.
• Adoption Admission to a more intimate relation; reception; as, the adoption of persons into hospitals or monasteries, or of one society into another.
• Adoption The act of adopting, or state of being adopted; voluntary acceptance of a child of other parents to be the same as one's own child.
• Adoption The choosing and making that to be one's own which originally was not so; acceptance; as, the adoption of opinions.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
• Interesting fact: Florence Nightingale Graham adopted the name Elizabeth Arden once her company became successful at the beginning of the 1900s.
• n adoption The act of adopting or taking as one's own; a choosing for use, or by way of preference or approval; assumption; formal acceptance: as, the adoption of a distinctive dress; he favored the adoption of the bill; the adoption of a new word into a language.
• n adoption In theology, that act of divine grace by which, through Christ, those who have been justified “are taken into the number and enjoy the liberties and privileges of the children of God.”
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
• Interesting fact: Texas was one of the first states to adopt capital punishment by lethal injection -in 1977.
• Adoption the act of adopting: the state of being adopted: assumption: the taking into one language of words from another: formal acceptance: choice:
• Adoption (theol.) an act of divine grace by which the redeemed in Christ are admitted to the privileges of the sons of God
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Quotations

• Raymond Holliwell
“Each experience through which we pass operates ultimately for our good. This is a correct attitude to adopt and we must be able to see it in that light.”
• Hans Selye
“Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.”
• Francois De La Rochefoucauld
“Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.”
• Oscar Wilde
“Morality is the attitude we adopt toward people whom we personally dislike.”
• Dean William R. Inge
“In dealing with Englishmen you can be sure of one thing only, that the logical solution will not be adopted.”
• Clarence Blasier
“The obstacles you face are... mental barriers which can be broken by adopting a more positive approach.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary

Usage

In literature:

Even intelligent visitors usually adopted the tone of the inhabitants.
"The Daughters of Danaus" by Mona Caird
But these names have not been adopted by teachers to any extent.
"The Psychology of Singing" by David C. Taylor
Possibly; but we are to adopt a real, not a historic, estimate of poetry.
"Harvard Classics Volume 28" by Various
Their opinion has actually been adopted by some of our modern musical historians as if it were a well established truth.
"The Violin" by George Hart
He has not yet adopted the cotton trousers copied from the English fashion.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell
To adopt his own language, poverty and adversity were his nurses, and want and misery were his familiar friends.
"The Story of the Upper Canada Rebellion, Volume 1" by John Charles Dent
It was adopted the next day by a vote of eighty-eight to fifty-five.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 6, 1921" by Various
And if any one has adopted a bad instructor in that course, he generally urges the enfeebled mind to pursuits still more unbecoming.
"The Comedies of Terence" by Publius Terentius Afer, (AKA) Terence
He at length conceived and adopted the following plan.
"The Teacher" by Jacob Abbott
Here he insisted upon having the federal revenue system adopted by the State.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
A war plan was discussed and adopted, and places were singled out for each division of troops.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
He was still as wild as a deer; but we had adopted precautions to prevent him from getting away from us.
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
The latter course was adopted, and we galloped forward.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
It resisted Caesar longer than most of Gaul; when once vanquished it adopted Roman civilization readily.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7" by Various
He had adopted a nobler manner, and henceforth applied all his powers to the perfecting of it.
"The History of Painting in Italy, Vol. 2 (of 6)" by Luigi Antonio Lanzi
"Marriage and Divorce Laws of the World" by Hyacinthe Ringrose
In this engine Blakely's plan of injecting air was adopted.
"A History of the Growth of the Steam-Engine" by Robert H. Thurston
In shops where it is adopted entirely, the only craftsmen required are the few who have general charge of the shops.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 6" by Various
Of course, if the system of leasing is adopted, then he would be given the benefit of a lease upon terms like that above suggested.
"Proceedings of the Second National Conservation Congress" by Various
After much thought and deliberation I have also adopted the religion of England.
"The Outcaste" by F. E. Penny
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In poetry:

"Buy of Me!" I hear Thee say;
I have naught wherewith to pay,
But I give myself to Thee;
"My Angel-Dress" by Lucy Larcom
To prove at last my main intent
Needs no expense of argument,
No cutting and contriving—
Seeking a real friend, we seem
To adopt the chemist’s golden dream,
With still less hope of thriving.
"Friendship" by William Cowper
A kindly thought, a generous deed,
Ye gallant sons of toil!
No nobler trophy could ye raise
Who sleep beneath in their cold, dark bed.
"The Emigrants’ Monument At Point St. Charles" by Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon
How happy are the new–born race,
How pure the bliss they share!
Hid from the world and all its eyes,
Within their heart the blessing lies,
And conscience feels it there.
"The Testimony Of Divine Adoption" by William Cowper
O let my prayer acceptance find,
And bring the mighty blessing down;
With eye-salve, Lord, anoint the blind,
And seal me thine adopted son:
A fallen, helpless creature take,
And heir of thy salvation make.
"Desiring to Be Given up to God" by Augustus Montague Toplady
I neither have to you
Nor any one, whom it behooved to know it,
Denied that she's a Christian, and no more
Than my adopted daughter. Why, to her
I have not yet betrayed it--I am bound
To justify only to her.
"Nathan The Wise - Act V" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

In news:

Aster Data is providing customers with more than 1,000 new MapReduce-ready features designed to increase the adoption of MapReduce by enterprises dealing with big data applications.
Hancock County SPCA Offers Pet Adoptions at a Discount .
African adoption should be discouraged ' at all costs ,' group says.
Karen Brown with her two adopted children, one-year-old Nyla from Rwanda and four-year-old Makena from China.
African children's rights groups calls for cut in international adoptions.
Part 4 – China adoption diary: Pig-tailed and rhinestoned Madeleine Bao Yi meets the Belsie family – her family – on gotcha day.
( ATA ) has adopted a new policy that urges that any future government decisions on sleep-disorder screening for commercial drivers be made following a "regular, science-based process".
As SBF previously reported, the event will look at the range of distractions that compete for drivers' attention , characterize the various distracted-driver laws and discuss the differences in how states have adopted restrictions.
Atticus is a 6-year-old Chihuahua now available for adoption through the Greater Derry Humane Society.
Adopted a vigorous 287(g) program in October 2007 to rid the county of its burgeoning illegal alien problem.
Magoo, the white standard poodle, was adopted by his current owners at two years of age.
InfoComm International's latest standard, 4:2012 Audiovisual Systems Energy Management, has been adopted by ANSI.
Of the four dogs I have owned, Viola is the only one that I adopted as an infant and after my experiences with her, I have sworn that I will never adopt another one.
Pastor Keith Bates of Penrose Baptist Church speaks about foster parenting and adoption Friday night during the annual Foster and Adoptive Appreciation Banquet at the Abbey Events Center.
Today is the day to adopt one from the Cat Adoption Team.
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In science:

This ﬁgure is adopted from the work of Goto et al. 2001.
Multi-wavelength Surveys for Distant Clusters
However, in the more general context of this paper, the present deﬁnition should be adopted (it diverges from the deﬁnition in [L4]).
Classification of unipotent representations of simple p-adic groups,II
This paper is a continuation of [Mi2] and we will adopt the notation from it.
VOAs generated by two conformal vectors whose $\tau$-involutions generate $S_3$
We adopt the following notation for the six streams: we divide the six streams into two sets U i and V i where, i = 1, 2, 3 of three streams each. U i and V i can be regarded as 3 component vectors U and V respectively.
Algebraic approach to time-delay data analysis for LISA
Since we have only an uncertain measure of the amount ˙Mga/ ˙Mgr ≈ 200, consistent with the inferred evolutionary of circumstellar gas, we adopt status of the star as a member of the thick disk.
The Very Slow Wind From the Pulsating Semiregular Red Giant L2 Pup
In the case of several measurements of the line proﬁle, we adopt the average value.
The Very Slow Wind From the Pulsating Semiregular Red Giant L2 Pup
By adopting the same approach, we generalize here the Kinetic Theory of electrons and phonons.
Generalized Kinetic Theory of Electrons and Phonons
By adopting the notation of ref. , let Ng = Ng (k, x, t) be the distribution function of phonons (quasi–momentum k, energy ωg (k)) of type g (i.e. branch g of the phonon spectrum) and n = n(p, x, t) the distribution function of electrons (quasi–momentum p, energy ǫ(p)).
Generalized Kinetic Theory of Electrons and Phonons
The latter notion has been adopted by the recent literature [1, 2], and it is related to the studies of dephasing due to the interaction with chaotic degrees of freedom .