Definition of 'adopter'
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So what do the early adopters think of the platform? Computing (2010)Are there risks to being an early adopter of optical fibre connections? Computing (2010)These pioneers and early adopters learned as they faced these new challenges. Christianity Today (2000)Yet the upfront costs of assessing potential adopters are considerable. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This is the large group of potential adopters who have been rejected. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The potential adopters of siblings are simply not there. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The potential adopters have to go through six months of intensive scrutiny. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Many prospective adopters feel they are forgotten once they have gone through the lengthy and challenging process of approval. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The focus on encouraging more would-be adopters is a positive step. Times, Sunday Times (2012) Early adopters claim that it's a style that will see them round through to early summer. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But surveys have found that one in four would-be adopters are turned away at their first inquiry. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Sadly, potential adopters can change their minds at any point. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It is perhaps not surprising that one in four families who put themselves forward as prospective adopters are told their services are not required. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Surveys have found that one in four would-be adopters are turned away at the point of their first inquiry. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Indeed, it only takes a few early adopters to step out in tights and little else for thousands to follow. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But if we improve the profile for adoption and encourage more prospective adopters to come forward, social workers will find their hand is strengthened. Times, Sunday Times (2011) Early adopters will include utility and energy companies, local councils, and companies and individuals who want to be seen to be green. Times, Sunday Times (2010)And he is already looking at ways in which we can improve the assessment of potential adopters, which is painfully slow and off-putting. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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