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From Middle French opportunité, from Latin opportunitas


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌɒp.əˈtjuː.nɪ.ti/
  • (US) enPR: ä'pər-to͞oʹnə-tē, IPA(key): /ˌɑpɚˈtunəti/
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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”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      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.
  3. (nonstandard, Euro-English) opportuneness
    The Court questioned the opportunity of introducing these measures in such an uncertain economic climate.

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Most common English words before 1923: begin · wait · laughed · #791: opportunity · lines · personal · due

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