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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 to see her later work. An ankle injury meant she missed the opportunity to run in the qualifying heat.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 young graduates There are some great opportunities now for engineers trained 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.
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"opportunity" in Business English

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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 internet service in rural areas provided a new opportunity for prosperity.get/have an opportunity Everyone will have the opportunity to comment.give/offer/provide an opportunity The merger offers 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 include employees 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 ocasión, oportunidad…
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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