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noun British English pronunciation: opportunity /ˌɒpə(r)ˈtjuːnəti/ 
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] a chance to do something, or a situation in which it is easy for you to do something

    I think this trip sounds like a wonderful opportunity.

    opportunity for:

    The job pays well, but there's not much opportunity for career advancement.

    give someone the opportunity to do something:

    The programme gives students the opportunity to learn more about global warming.

    take the opportunity to do something:

    I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for coming.

    a missed/lost opportunity (=a chance that you did not use):

    A series of missed opportunities have badly weakened the company.

    at every opportunity (=whenever it is possible):

    She went to visit him in hospital at every opportunity.

    given the opportunity (=if he/she had the opportunity):

    He's someone who could have been really successful, given the opportunity.

  2. 2
    [countable] a job that is available

    There are good opportunities in the hotel business.

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