Meaning of OPENING in English

OPENING

noun Date: 13th century 1. an act or instance of making or becoming open, an act or instance of beginning ; commencement , something that is open: as, a. breach , aperture , an open width ; span , an area without trees or with scattered usually mature trees that occurs as a break in a forest, two pages that face one another in a book, something that constitutes a beginning: as, a usually planned series of moves made at the beginning of a game of chess or checkers, a first performance, 4. occasion , chance , an opportunity for employment

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