opportunity

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French opportunité, from Latin opportunitas

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌɒp.əˈtjuː.nɪ.ti/
  • (US) enPR: ä'pər-to͞oʹnə-tē, IPA(key): /ˌɑpɚˈtunəti/
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Noun[edit]

opportunity (plural opportunities)

  1. A chance for advancement, progress or profit.
    Having a holiday is a great opportunity to relax.
    I wanted to become a professional, but because of my financial situation there were no opportunities.
    • 2011 October 23, Becky Ashton, “QPR 1 - 0 Chelsea”, BBC Sport:
      Chelsea also struggled to keep possession as QPR harried and chased at every opportunity, giving their opponents no time on the ball.
  2. A favorable circumstance or occasion.

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