opportunity

[ op-er-too-ni-tee, -tyoo- ]
/ ˌɒp ərˈtu nɪ ti, -ˈtyu- /
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noun, plural op·por·tu·ni·ties.

an appropriate or favorable time or occasion: Their meeting afforded an opportunity to exchange views.
a situation or condition favorable for attainment of a goal.
a good position, chance, or prospect, as for advancement or success.

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Origin of opportunity

1350–1400; Middle English opportunite<Middle French <Latin opportūnitās convenience, fitness, equivalent to opportūn(us) (see opportune) + -itās--ity
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British Dictionary definitions for opportunity

opportunity
/ (ˌɒpəˈtjuːnɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

a favourable, appropriate, or advantageous combination of circumstances
a chance or prospect
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