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OPENING





Definition:

  1. [noun] an open or empty space in or between things; "there was a small opening between the trees"; "the explosion made a gap in the wall"
    Synonyms: gap

  2. [noun] a ceremony accompanying the start of some enterprise

  3. [noun] becoming open or being made open; "the opening of his arms was the sign I was waiting for"

  4. [noun] the first performance (as of a theatrical production); "the opening received good critical reviews"
    Synonyms: night, curtain raising

  5. [noun] the act of opening something; "the ray of light revealed his cautious opening of the door"

  6. [noun] opportunity especially for employment or promotion; "there is an opening in the sales department"

  7. [noun] the initial part of the introduction; "the opening established the basic theme"

  8. [noun] a possible alternative; "bankruptcy is always a possibility"
    Synonyms: possibility, possible action

  9. [noun] an aperture or hole opening into a bodily cavity; "the orifice into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the heart"
    Synonyms: orifice, porta

  10. [noun] a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made; "they left a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door"

  11. [noun] an entrance equipped with a hatch; especially a passageway between decks of a ship
    Synonyms: hatchway, scuttle

  12. [noun] the first of a series of actions; "he memorized all the important chess openings"
    Synonyms: first step, initiative, move

  13. [adjective] first or beginning; "the memorable opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth"; "the play's opening scene"

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