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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishopeningo‧pen‧ing1 /ˈəʊpənɪŋ $ ˈoʊ-/ ●●○ S3 noun  1 [countable]START DOING something the time when a new building, road etc is used for the first time, or when a public event begins, especially when it involves a special ceremonyopening of the official opening of the new theatre the opening of the Cannes film festival2 [countable]HOLE a hole or space in somethingopening in a narrow opening in the fencesee thesaurus at hole3 [countable usually singular]BEGINNING the beginning or first part of somethingopening of at the opening of the trial4 [countable]JOB/WORK a job that is available There are very few openings in scientific research.see thesaurus at job5 [countable]CHANCE/OPPORTUNITY a chance for someone to do or say somethingopening for His question left an opening for me to say exactly what I thought.6 [uncountable]FREE TO DO WHAT YOU WANT when something opens, or is openedopening of I was startled by the sudden opening of the door.
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openingThe dog darted through an opening in the hedge, chasing a rabbit.""It's only Fred, '' said Joyce, looking through an opening in the curtains.I was wondering if you had any openings for sales staff?The local fishermen keep their equipment in the arched openings nowadays.the play's exciting openingOf the fourteen openings, only one went to a minority candidate.In the middle of the 1970s we held gallery openings at breakfast-time in order to get the light.I was wondering if there were any job openings at your company.The journal has been a good way to publicize job openings.After a slow dream-like opening, the play explodes into life.There was a narrow opening, just big enough for us to squeeze through.The times of opening are Monday to Friday 14.00 - 16.00, Saturday 10.00-14.00, Sunday 10.00-13.00 and 20.30-22.00.Bees come and go through a small opening at the bottom of the hive.Brambles and nettles concealed the opening.We expect to fill most of the openings through internal promotion.We zipped up the opening of the tent to stop the mosquitoes getting in.The opening of Charles Dickens' 'Bleak House' describes a thick London fog.opening ofthe opening of Christmas presentsthe opening of the new libraryopening forThere are two openings at the university for financial aid counselors.
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openingopening2 ●○○ adjective [only before noun]  ABEGINNINGfirst or beginning the opening match of the season the opening chapter of the book the chairman’s opening remarks
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openingHe is opening bat in his school's cricket team and is Bedfordshire Schools' table tennis champion.In the opening chapter, Ramona sits at the breakfast table thinking about the first day of school.The team, yet to be named in full, will play their opening home game against Rome on April 16.Already, he thought, Siward had suffered a little in the opening moves.Then a few days later we had opening night, and I was in my first tuxedo.The opening night of the Folies had been postponed for two days.They reached 38 in that period and the opening partnership blossomed to 85.The audience strongly objected to the opening remarks of the president's speech.the opening round of the tournamentHilary makes a brief appearance in the opening scene, but doesn't have a major part.The relevance of this variant comes earlier in the poem whose opening stanzas call for a painting of Ariadne deserted on Naxos.
From Longman Business Dictionaryopeningo‧pen‧ing /ˈəʊpənɪŋˈoʊ-/ noun1[countable, uncountable]FINANCE the beginning of a trading day on a financial marketAfter a weak opening (=one with falling prices), Stockholm equities recovered to close mostly higher.Oil and gasoline prices ended higher in moderate trading after a strong opening (=one with rising prices).2[countable]COMMERCE the time when a new business opensA number of celebrities attended the opening of his new restaurant.3[uncountable]COMMERCE (also opening up) when a country allows types of imports or foreign investment that it did not allow before, or when it allows more of theseopening oflast year’s opening of the capital market to foreignersa gradual opening up of the EU market to Japanese car makers4[countable] a job or position that is availableWith markets declining, banks have fewer openings for merger specialists.
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