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English definition of “opportunity”

opportunity

noun [C/U]  /ˌɑp·ərˈtu·nɪ·t̬i/ us  
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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