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"opportunity" in British English

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opportunitynoun

uk   /ˌɒp.əˈtʃuː.nə.ti/  us   /ˌɑː.pɚˈtuː.nə.t̬i/
B1 [C or U] an ​occasion or ​situation that makes it ​possible to do something that you ​want to do or have to do, or the ​possibility of doing something: Everyone will have an opportunity to ​comment. I was never given the opportunity of going to ​college. [+ to infinitive] The ​exhibition is a unique opportunity tosee her ​laterwork. An ​ankleinjurymeant she missed the opportunity torun in the ​qualifyingheat.formal Please ​contact us at the ​earliest opportunity (= as ​soon as ​possible). He goes ​fishing at every opportunity (= as often as ​possible). I used to ​love going out ​dancing, but I don't get much opportunity now. He had a golden (= an ​extremely good) opportunity to ​score in the first ​half but ​squandered it.
B2 [C] the ​chance to get a ​job: employment/​job opportunities opportunities for younggraduates There are some ​great opportunities now forengineerstrained in computer-aided ​design.

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(Definition of opportunity from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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opportunitynoun [C/U]

 us   /ˌɑp·ərˈtu·nɪ·t̬i/
an ​occasion or ​situation which makes it ​possible to do something that you ​want to do or have to do, or the ​possibility of doing something: [C] She was given the opportunity to ​manage a day-care ​center. [C] The ​university is not ​providing enough ​recreational opportunities for the ​community. [U] He had ​ample opportunity to ​examine the ​car.
(Definition of opportunity from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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opportunitynoun

uk   /ˌɒpəˈtjuːnəti/  us   /ˌɒpərˈtuːnəti/ (plural opportunities)
[C or U] an occasion or ​situation that makes it possible to do something that you want to do or have to do, or the possibility of doing something: an opportunity to do sth There will be an opportunity to discuss the matter again next week.an opportunity for sth Fast ​internetservice in ​ruralareasprovided a new opportunity for ​prosperity.get/have an opportunity Everyone will have the opportunity to comment.give/offer/provide an opportunity The ​mergeroffers an excellent opportunity for ​growth in the Asian ​market.take/seize an opportunity We need to ​seize this opportunity while we can.miss/lose an opportunity I've been ​invited to speak at the ​conference – it's an opportunity that's too good to miss. You should ​includeemployees in decision-making at every opportunity. Please ​contact us at the earliest opportunity. He ​left because there was a lack of opportunity for ​promotion.
[C ] a chance to get a ​job: employment/​job opportunitiesan opportunity for sb We need to ​create more opportunities for young ​graduates.
(Definition of opportunity from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “opportunity”
in Korean 기회…
in Arabic فُرْصة…
in Malaysian peluang…
in French occasion…
in Russian возможность, удобный случай, перспектива…
in Chinese (Traditional) 機遇, 時機, 機會…
in Italian opportunità, occasione…
in Turkish fırsat, uygun zaman, vesile…
in Polish okazja, możliwość…
in Spanish oportunidad, ocasión…
in Vietnamese cơ hội…
in Portuguese oportunidade, ocasião…
in Thai โอกาสที่ดี…
in German die Gelegenheit…
in Catalan oportunitat…
in Japanese 機会…
in Chinese (Simplified) 机遇, 时机, 机会…
in Indonesian kesempatan…
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