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OPPORTUNITY | meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Everyone will have an opportunity to comment. I was never given the opportunity of going to college. I used to love going out dancing, but I don’t get much opportunity now. Thesaurus: synonyms, antonyms, and examples
  • chanceI didn’t get a chance to say goodbye.
  • opportunityEveryone will get the opportunity to comment.
  • breakHer big break came when she was offered a role in a Spielberg movie.
  • springboardHe hoped writing an opinion piece for The Times would be the springboard he needed to get into journalism.
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(Definition of opportunity from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

opportunity | Business English

an opportunity to do sth There will be an opportunity to discuss the matter again next week.get/have an opportunity Everyone will have the opportunity to comment.take/seize an opportunity We need to seize this opportunity while we can. (Definition of opportunity from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Examples of opportunity


If you do not like the editorial comments, this will give you an opportunity to respond in the letters section. Opportunity for increasing nitrogen use efficiency from improved lowland rice germplasm.

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In particular, implementation of regulations in the private sector should be taken as a policy opportunity to improve the delivery of health care. The cost of replacing carbon by growing trees is so high primarily because of the opportunity costs of foregoing agricultural production on prime cropland. We expect the opportunity cost hypothesis to be most relevant for members of the traditional conservative parties, who have stronger ties to the business community. These meetings are also acknowledged as unique opportunities for all the parties involved to share information about the product and related engineering processes. Nevertheless, teaching team building and communication skills requires an opportunity to practice these skills in vivo in the educational setting. First, how do the opportunities for private gain differ in different electoral systems? What kinds of opportunities are there for developing symbolic competence? This makes for a clear and straightforward historical materialist account (drawing largely on previously published sources), but also leads to missed opportunities. Structural reforms associated with economic liberalization have important implications for employment creation and income opportunities. At the same time, urban life-styles and the acquisition of new rights and opportunities radically changed women’s expectations and collective self-image. We look forward to the opportunities thus granted to us. This restructuring provides the opportunity, as yet not fully achieved, of transferring resources between components of the healthcare system. The incentive to collect and return the item is effectively transferred to the agents with the lowest opportunity cost of time.

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Collocations with opportunity


These are words often used in combination with opportunity.

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adequate opportunity

There is now widespread agreement that reading disability in children of normal intelligence who have had adequate opportunity for reading instruction is language-based.

ample opportunity

This style of interactive policy implementation gives ample opportunity for entering into co-productions with relevant social actors.

economic opportunity

The paper will then proceed to elaborate the use of multiple nationality to diminish commercial risk and seek economic opportunity.

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Translations of opportunity

in Chinese (Traditional)

機遇,時機,機會, 可能性, 就業機會…

in Chinese (Simplified)

机遇,时机,机会, 可能性, 就业机会…

in Spanish

ocasión, oportunidad [feminine, singular]…

in Portuguese

oportunidade, ocasião…

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opportunité [feminine], occasion [feminine], offre [feminine] d’emploi…


mulighet [masculine], sjanse [masculine], anledning [masculine]…

opportunità, occasione…

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the condition of being physically strong and healthy

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