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Definition of opening:

  1. A place which is open; a breach; an aperture; a gap; cleft, or hole.
  2. A thinly wooded space, without undergrowth, in the midst of a forest; as, oak openings.
  3. Hence: A vacant place; an opportunity; as, an opening for business.
  4. of Open
  5. The act or process of opening; a beginning; commencement; first appearance; as, the opening of a speech.

Synonyms:

source, possibility, first step, break, nascency, inauguration, first, onset, outset, starting, interruption, rise, origin, col, primary, start, inception, beginning, open, gap, enterprise, crack, possible action, initiation, orifice, commencement, origination, initiatory, incipience, coal scuttle, initiative, outlet, chess opening, launch, fount, fountain, hypothesis, inaugural, scuttle, hatchway, porta, theory, go-ahead, opening night, luck, opportunity, enterprisingness, curtain raising, possibleness, nascence, occasion, spring, shot, birth, maiden, spread, vent, kickoff, chance, opening move, arising, disruption, introductory, dawn, genesis, leadoff, incipiency.

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