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  1. equal-opportunityadjective

    Targeting everyone indiscriminately.

    equal-opportunity insulter

  2. Etymology: Comes from and similar phrases, where it is used literally to mean that the opportunity for employment is available equally to all, regardless of, for example, an applicant's race.

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  1. equal-opportunity

    Equal opportunity is a state of fairness in which individuals are treated similarly, unhampered by artificial barriers, prejudices, or preferences, except when particular distinctions can be explicitly justified. The intent is that the important jobs in an organization should go to the people who are most qualified – persons most likely to perform ably in a given task – and not go to persons for reasons deemed arbitrary or irrelevant, such as circumstances of birth, upbringing, having well-connected relatives or friends, religion, sex, ethnicity, race, caste, or involuntary personal attributes such as disability, age, gender identity, or sexual orientation.According to proponents of the concept, chances for advancement should be open to everybody without regard for wealth, status, or membership in a privileged group. The idea is to remove arbitrariness from the selection process and base it on some "pre-agreed basis of fairness, with the assessment process being related to the type of position" and emphasizing procedural and legal means. Individuals should succeed or fail based on their efforts and not extraneous circumstances such as having well-connected parents. It is opposed to nepotism and plays a role in whether a social structure is seen as legitimate. The concept is applicable in areas of public life in which benefits are earned and received such as employment and education, although it can apply to many other areas as well. Equal opportunity is central to the concept of meritocracy.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of equal-opportunity in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of equal-opportunity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of equal-opportunity in a Sentence

  1. Antonia Kirkland:

    It is also vital we ensure that a transparent and fair nominations process and procedure exists, so that women can be seriously considered and are given an equal opportunity.

  2. Benno C. Schmidt, Jr.:

    Yale is a crucible in American life for the accommodation of intellectual achievement, of wisdom, of refinement, with the democratic ideals of openness, of social justice and of equal opportunity.

  3. Peter Romer-Friedman:

    Equal rights must be the guiding principle for online advertising and recruiting, this settlement takes away digital tools that advertisers can use to deny equal opportunity. We will continue our efforts to hold employers accountable for using Facebook's platform to discriminate.

  4. Ron Paul:

    I think it's pretty equal opportunity. I was annoyed with a male reporter this morning. I will have to get better at holding my tongue and holding my temper.

  5. Gary Gensler:

    It raises real questions about whether this structure is fair and best promotes competition, why not allow all venues to have an equal opportunity to execute at sub-penny increments ?

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