adopter adopter  /ə ˈdɑp tər/


  • (n) a person who adopts a child of other parents as his or her own child


  1. Online photo-printing services have come a long way since they first emerged in the late 90s, when digital photography was still an early-adopter enterprise.
  2. Many applications ask a potential adopter about their work hours and property or housing facilities.
  3. One early adopter is Google, which recently bought 25,000 bulbs from the Netherlands-based company.


  1. 'Man of Steel': How Jon Peters Could Earn $15 Million -- for Doing Nothing

    The studio mogul-turned-producer, blocked from working on the set, nonetheless scored a Kryptonite-proof check thanks to Hollywood's early adopter system. read more        
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Hollywood Reporter

  2. TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies Announces Broad Institute as Early Adopter of Encore Multispan Liquid-Handling System

    Agilent Technologies Inc. today announced that the Broad Institute in Cambridge, Mass., has become an early adopter of its new Encore Multispan liquid-handling system. Th
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Bits Blog: End of ESPN in 3-D May Herald the Format’s Demise

    ESPN, the nation’s largest sports network and an early adopter of 3-D technology, said that it would discontinue its 3-D channel.        
    on June 17, 2013     Source: New York Times


  1. "South Africa has been an early adopter of Twenty20 cricket and will be an excellent first venue," International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Malcolm Speed said in a statement after the venue was decided at a board meeting in Dubai.
    on Apr 30, 2006 By: Malcolm Speed Source: TVNZ

  2. At this stage, Nintendo is concentrating on "adding value for the late adopter," Mr. Fils-Aime said.
    on Nov 12, 2009 By: Reggie Fils-Aime Source: New York Times

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