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Definition of "opportunity" []

  • A favorable or advantageous circumstance or combination of circumstances. (noun)
  • A favorable or suitable occasion or time. (noun)
  • A chance for progress or advancement. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "opportunity" in a sentence
  • "Indeed, she insinuated that I was perfectly willing to squander the safety of our family just because I couldn't get a deal on batteries, wondering whether I'd ever heard the expression "opportunity cost.""
  • "When Flair learned that Warrior was getting the title opportunity at SummerSlam instead of him, he launched another series of well-calculated mind games."
  • "Triple H reminds Shawn that he still has his title opportunity with the Elimination Chamber."