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Definitions of opening:
  • noun:   the act of opening something
    Example: "The ray of light revealed his cautious opening of the door"
  • noun:   becoming open or being made open
    Example: "The opening of his arms was the sign I was waiting for"
  • noun:   a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made
    Example: "They left a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door"
  • noun:   the initial part of the introduction
    Example: "The opening established the basic theme"
  • noun:   the first performance (as of a theatrical production)
    Example: "The opening received good critical reviews"
  • noun:   a ceremony accompanying the start of some enterprise
  • noun:   an open or empty space in or between things
    Example: "There was a small opening between the trees"
  • noun:   opportunity especially for employment or promotion
    Example: "There is an opening in the sales department"
  • noun:   an entrance equipped with a hatch; especially a passageway between decks of a ship
  • noun:   an aperture or hole opening into a bodily cavity
  • noun:   a possible alternative
  • noun:   the first of a series of actions
    Example: "He memorized all the important chess openings"
  • adjective:   first or beginning
    Example: "The memorable opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth"

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