a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances
"the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington"; "now is your chance"
Fit or convenient time or situation; a time or place permitting or favorable for the execution of a purpose; a suitable combination of conditions; suitable occasion; chance.
Etymology: [F. opportunit, L. opportunitas. See Opportune.]
a chance for advancement, progress or profit.
a favorable circumstance or occasion
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The Roycroft Dictionary
1. The only Knocker that is welcome. 2. Health and a job.
A possibility to create change and progress in order of priority.
An opportunity presented itself so they listened and did progress and succeed with their collective goal because they knew it was easy, possible and simple.Submitted by MaryC on February 16, 2020
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Rank popularity for the word 'opportunity' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1001
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'opportunity' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1008
Rank popularity for the word 'opportunity' in Nouns Frequency: #244
The numerical value of opportunity in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of opportunity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
This is an important opportunity, both in our country and worldwide, to understand the factors that have led to the steep decline in heart disease in high-income populations, our challenge going forward is to evenly apply these benefits to less advantaged populations.
Unfortunately, due to the nature of the cancellation and the ongoing investigation, ACT is unable to offer a retest opportunity before the next scheduled administration in September.
This is happening at the time he just landed the contract of his life, which could have kept his family secure, he worked hard to get there, to have such an opportunity in a big league. And then suddenly, everything collapses.
I think it's going to become an ad in a Democrat campaign, hillary Clinton jumped all over it for a reason, because she saw an opportunity.
Fundamentally our financial system should not provide the rich, the powerful, and the corrupt with the opportunity to shield their assets.
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- oportunitatCatalan, Valencian
- příležitost, šanceCzech
- mahdollisuus, tilaisuusFinnish
- opportunité, occasionFrench
- faill, deisIrish
- occasione, opportunitàItalian
- okazja, możliwość, sposobnośćPolish
- возмо́жность, шансRussian
- prilika, prigodaSerbo-Croatian
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