What does opening mean?

Definitions for opening
ˈoʊ pə nɪŋopen·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. opening, gapnoun

    an open or empty space in or between things

    "there was a small opening between the trees"; "the explosion made a gap in the wall"

  2. openingnoun

    a ceremony accompanying the start of some enterprise

  3. openingnoun

    becoming open or being made open

    "the opening of his arms was the sign I was waiting for"

  4. opening, opening night, curtain raisingnoun

    the first performance (as of a theatrical production)

    "the opening received good critical reviews"

  5. openingnoun

    the act of opening something

    "the ray of light revealed his cautious opening of the door"

  6. openingnoun

    opportunity especially for employment or promotion

    "there is an opening in the sales department"

  7. openingnoun

    the initial part of the introduction

    "the opening established the basic theme"

  8. possibility, possible action, openingnoun

    a possible alternative

    "bankruptcy is always a possibility"

  9. orifice, opening, portanoun

    an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity

    "the orifice into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the heart"

  10. openingnoun

    a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made

    "they left a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door"

  11. hatchway, opening, scuttlenoun

    an entrance equipped with a hatch; especially a passageway between decks of a ship

  12. opening, chess openingnoun

    a recognized sequence of moves at the beginning of a game of chess

    "he memorized all the important chess openings"

  13. first step, initiative, opening move, openingadjective

    the first of a series of actions

  14. openingadjective

    first or beginning

    "the memorable opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth"; "the play's opening scene"

GCIDE

  1. Openingnoun

    Hence: A vacant place; a job which does not have a current occupant; as, they are now interviewing candidates for the two openings in the department.

Wiktionary

  1. openingnoun

    A hole; a gap; a crevice.

  2. openingnoun

    The first few moves in a game of chess.

    John spends two hours a day studying openings, and another two hours studying endgames.

  3. openingnoun

    An unoccupied employment position.

    We have an opening in our marketing department.

  4. openingnoun

    The first performance of a show or play by a particular troupe.

    They were disappointed at the turnout for their opening, but hoped that word would spread.

  5. openingnoun

    The initial period a show at an art gallery or museum is first opened, especially the first evening.

  6. openingnoun

    The first few measures of a musical composition.

  7. openingnoun

    A time available for an appointment.

    If you'd like to make a booking with us, we have an opening at twelve o'clock.

  8. openingnoun

    A chance to make progress in a game, for example to score a goal.

Freebase

  1. Opening

    In mathematical morphology, opening is the dilation of the erosion of a set A by a structuring element B: where and denote erosion and dilation, respectively. Together with closing, the opening serves in computer vision and image processing as a basic workhorse of morphological noise removal. Opening removes small objects from the foreground of an image, placing them in the background, while closing removes small holes in the foreground, changing small islands of background into foreground. These techniques can also be used to find specific shapes in an image. Opening can be used to find things into which a specific structuring element can fit. One can think of B sweeping around the inside of the boundary of A, so that it does not extend beyond the boundary, and shaping the A boundary around the boundary of the element.

Editors Contribution

  1. opening

    A passage within the human body.

    The vagina is an opening within a female human body.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 26, 2020  
  2. openingverb

    Verb form of the word open.

    The opening of the new business was delightful

    Submitted by MaryC on March 20, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'opening' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2064

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'opening' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2723

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'opening' in Nouns Frequency: #859

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of opening in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of opening in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of opening in a Sentence

  1. President Trump:

    Joe Scarborough knows that without the social distancing, Joe Scarborough knows without the lockdowns Joe Scarborough knows this. Joe Scarborough may be playing stupid on TV, Joe Scarborough may be acting like hes dumb as dishwater on TV but Joe Scarborough knows that without the social distancing, instead of 30,000 people dead right now itd probably be 300,000 dead right now. Joe Scarborough also has to know that if we reopen the government too quickly without the testing, if we reopen the economy without widespread testing a lot more people are going to die. CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE On Thursday, President Trump announced a plan for reopening the economy that would take into account the fact that different parts of the country are experiencing the coronavirus outbreak differently. Trumps plan calls for three phases of reopening, based on the severity of the outbreak in each region. We are not opening all at once, but one careful step at a time.

  2. United Wind CEO Russell Tencer:

    I saw an opening in the market where all the ingredients to make distributed wind work were there, but no company had pulled all that together into a package.

  3. Adrienne Watson:

    The donor threshold was appropriate for the opening stages of the race, when candidates were building their organizations and there were no metrics available outside of polling to distinguish those making progress from those who weren't.

  4. Phil Robertson:

    It was really eye-opening.

  5. David Bergstein:

    Structurally they are betting the farm and everything possible to get through these midterms, and they are just opening up the checkbook to do it. ' Public investment shrinks as safety net balloonsWhatever the immediate political impact, if President Joe Biden ultimately signs anything like the proposed program, it would mark a new era in Washington's role in the economy.Over the past 50 years, federal spending, as a share of the nation's economic output, has averaged about 20.6 %, according to calculations by the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a centrist group that argues for budgetary restraint. Washington has significantly exceeded that level only in times of crisis : Spending reached 24 % of the nation's gross domestic product during Obama's first term immediately after the 2008 financial crisis and roughly 32 % during the Covid pandemic, federal figures show. ( Federal spending as a share of the economy reached its modern high of more than 40 % at the height of World War II.) Though federal spending over the past half century has remained relatively constant at about one-fifth of the economy, the composition of that spending has shifted dramatically. Over that period, public investment -- defined primarily as federal spending on infrastructure, education and training, and support for research and development -- has declined, while the safety net -- including such payments to individuals as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, food assistance and various tax credits for families -- has soared. Its totally different from anything put forward by Obama or Clinton. In terms of any kind of coherent strategic focus theres been nothing like this since the build-out of the suburbs, and the buildup of the educational system.Josh Bivens, research director, Economic Policy InstituteIn 1969, federal figures show, public investment and payments to individuals each consumed nearly one-third of total federal spending, an amount equal to about 6 % of the economy. By 2019, the last year before Washington poured huge sums into the Covid crisis, public investment had fallen to just 12.5 % of Responsible Federal Budget while payments to individuals had grown past 70 %. Public investment now equals only about 2.5 % of the economy, while payments to individuals consume more than five times as much.The exact distribution between public investment and safety net spending in the Democratic plans isn't known, because the party hasn't released details on the funding levels in the $ 3.5 trillion budget blueprint that Senate Democrats recently agreed on. But it's clear that the proposal -- coupled with the bipartisan infrastructure agreement advancing on a separate track -- would represent a huge expansion on both fronts.The infusion of new money for public investment might be most striking, given how steadily it has lost ground in federal priorities. Public investment fell from about 30 % of federal spending in the late 1960s to about 20 % by the late 1970s and 15 % by the mid-1990s, a plateau from which it's since drifted further down except for a brief recovery under Obama's first-term stimulus plan. The budget plans Senate Democrats are advancing would provide a more lasting turnaround. The bipartisan plan would spend almost $ 600 billion on.

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