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Meaning of “opportunity” - Learner’s Dictionary

opportunity

noun     /ˌɒpəˈtjuːnəti/
POSSIBILITY [C, U] B1 a situation in which it is possible for you to do something, or a possibility of doing something: a unique opportunity a golden (= very good) opportunity [+ to do sth] Everyone will have an opportunity to comment. There are plenty of opportunities for research. Don't miss this opportunity to win a million pounds. She talks about her boyfriend at every opportunity . We don't get much opportunity to go dancing these days.Opportunity Freedom to act
JOB [C] B2 the chance to get a job: [usually plural] opportunities for young graduates job/employment opportunities Opportunity Freedom to act
take the opportunity to do sth B2 to use an occasion to do or say something: I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of you.Opportunity Freedom to act
Translations of “opportunity”
in Arabic فُرْصة…
in Korean 기회…
in Malaysian peluang…
in French occasion…
in Turkish fırsat, uygun zaman, vesile…
in Italian opportunità, occasione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 機遇, 時機, 機會…
in Russian возможность, удобный случай, перспектива…
in Polish okazja, możliwość…
in Vietnamese cơ hội…
in Spanish oportunidad, ocasión…
in Portuguese oportunidade, ocasião…
in Thai โอกาสที่ดี…
in German die Gelegenheit…
in Catalan oportunitat…
in Japanese 機会…
in Indonesian kesempatan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 机遇, 时机, 机会…
(Definition of opportunity from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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