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    Definition:
    Option - (n.) The power of choosing; the right of choice or election; an alternative.
    Option - (n.) The exercise of the power of choice; choice.
    Option - (n.) A wishing; a wish.
    Option - (n.) A right formerly belonging to an archbishop to select any one dignity or benefice in the gift of a suffragan bishop consecrated or confirmed by him, for bestowal by himself when next vacant; -- annulled by Parliament in 1845.
    Option - (n.) A stipulated privilege, given to a party in a time contract, of demanding its fulfillment on any day within a specified limit.
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    Adoption - (n.) 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 - (n.) Admission to a more intimate relation; reception; as, the adoption of persons into hospitals or monasteries, or of one society into another.
    Adoption - (n.) The choosing and making that to be one's own which originally was not so; acceptance; as, the adoption of opinions.
    Adoptionist - (n.) One of a sect which maintained that Christ was the Son of God not by nature but by adoption.
    Optional - (a.) Involving an option; depending on the exercise of an option; left to one's discretion or choice; not compulsory; as, optional studies; it is optional with you to go or stay.
    Optional - (n.) See Elective, n.
    Optionally - (adv.) In an optional manner.
    Preoption - (n.) Right of first choice.
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Option - n. 1 a choosing; choice. B thing that is or may be chosen. 2 liberty to choose. 3 right to buy or sell at a specified price within a set time. keep (or leave) one's options open not commit oneself. [latin: related to *opt]
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    Oxford: Definition: Similar or Containing
    Optional - adj. Not obligatory. optionally adv.
    Optional extra - n. Item costing extra if one chooses to have it.
    Soft option - n. Easier alternative.
    Zero option - n. Disarmament proposal for the total removal of certain types of weapons on both sides.

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