Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˌɒp.əˈtjuː.nɪ.ti/
- (US) enPR: ä'pər-to͞oʹnə-tē, IPA(key): /ˌɑpɚˈtunəti/
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opportunity (plural opportunities)
- 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:
- Chelsea also struggled to keep possession as QPR harried and chased at every opportunity, giving their opponents no time on the ball.
- A favorable circumstance or occasion.
- (nonstandard, Euro-English) opportuneness
- The Court questioned the opportunity of introducing these measures in such an uncertain economic climate.
chance for advancement, progress or profit
favorable circumstance or occasion
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Most common English words before 1923 in Project Gutenberg: begin · wait · laughed · #791: opportunity · lines · personal · due