opportunity

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Etymology[edit]

opportune +‎ -ity, from Middle French opportunité, from Latin opportunitas

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Noun[edit]

opportunity (countable and uncountable, plural opportunities)

  1. A chance for advancement, progress or profit.
    The world is full of opportunities and it's up to me to see them and pursue them.
    • 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.
    Having a holiday is a great opportunity to relax.
  3. (nonstandard, Euro-English) opportuneness
    The Court questioned the opportunity of introducing these measures in such an uncertain economic climate.

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