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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishadoptiona‧dop‧tion /əˈdɒpʃən $ əˈdɑːp-/ noun  1 [countable, uncountable]SSF the act or process of adopting a child She decided to put the baby up for adoption.2 [uncountable]DECIDE the act of starting to use a particular plan, method, way of speaking etc3 [uncountable] British English the choice of a particular person to represent a political party in an election
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adoptionWithin the Ministry, there had been some pressure for the explicit adoption of replacement cost depreciation conventions.Its adoption, however, was to be delayed until the new Constitution came into effect.Following mounting concern about some of the problems of adoption and fostering, a departmental committee was set up to investigate.And now guidelines advise on same-race adoption policy.Further, supporters of the bill seem ignorant of the dangers of the path they are taking adoption policy.But as Table 2-1 shows, the adoption of free-market develop-ment models has raised their average growth rates.
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