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the opening of a new airport
Lots of movie stars were invited to the mall’s grand opening.
Alison squeezed through a narrow opening in the fence.
The doctors had to make an opening in her windpipe.
His comments created an opening for efforts to resolve the crisis.
The opening of the new store will lead to an increase in traffic.
This is the American English definition of opening. View British English definition of opening.
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