opportunity

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opportunity is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
opportunity

Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /ˌɒp.əˈtjuː.nɪ.ti/, SAMPA: /%Qp.@"tju:.nI.ti/
  • (US) enPR: ä'pər-to͞oʹnə-tē, IPA: /ˌɑpɚˈtunəti/, SAMPA: /%Ap@`"tun@ti/
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Noun[change]

Singular
opportunity

Plural
opportunities

  1. (countable) An opportunity is a time, place, or situation in which something can happen, usually something good.
    Sleep provides an opportunity for the body to repair itself.
    The sun was warm, so I took the opportunity for a long walk in the park.
    Fans will have the opportunity to see the top players on Monday.
    Today, anyone can come for free, so don't miss this great opportunity.
    This is a workplace that provides equal opportunity for all.
    In the poor economy, there are decreasing employment opportunities.

Synonyms[change]