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opportunity

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opportunity

noun op·por·tu·ni·ty \ˌä-pər-ˈtü-nə-tē, -ˈtyü-\

: an amount of time or a situation in which something can be done

plural op·por·tu·ni·ties

Full Definition of OPPORTUNITY

1
:  a favorable juncture of circumstances <the halt provided an opportunity for rest and refreshment>
2
:  a good chance for advancement or progress

Examples of OPPORTUNITY

  1. You'll have an opportunity to ask questions after the presentation.
  2. When the opportunity came for her to prove that she could do the job, she was ready.
  3. I had the rare opportunity of speaking to the president.
  4. Studying abroad provides a great opportunity to learn a foreign language.
  5. There are fewer job opportunities this year for graduates.
  6. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped me with this book.
  7. He was given every opportunity to prove that he was trustworthy.
  8. There is plenty of opportunity for advancement within the company.
  9. A phony war because its stated objective—eradicating terrorism—is impossible and serves to mask unstated, alarmingly open-ended goals, a kind of fishing expedition that provides an opportunity for America to display its intimidating arsenal … —John Edgar Wideman, Harper's, March 2002

Origin of OPPORTUNITY

(see opportune)
First Known Use: 14th century

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Rhymes with OPPORTUNITY

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