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English definition of “opening”

opening

noun [C usually singular] (CEREMONY)    /ˈəʊ.pən.ɪŋ/ US  /ˈoʊp.nɪŋ/
B2 a ceremony at the beginning of an event or activity: The official opening of the new school will take place next month.Ceremonies
(Definition of opening noun (CEREMONY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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