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The most important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them.Sir William Bragg
Third person singular
- (transitive) To take by choice into relationship, as, child, heir, friend, citizen, etc.; esp. to take voluntarily (a child of other parents) to be in the place of, or as, one's own child.
- A friend of mine recently adopted a Chinese baby girl found on the streets of Beijing.
- (transitive) To take or receive as one's own what is not so naturally; to select and take or approve; as, to adopt the view or policy of another; these resolutions were adopted.
To take by choice into relationship, as, child, heir, friend, citizen
To take or receive as one's own what is not so naturally
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