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Meaning of opening

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adj 1: first or beginning; "the memorable opening bars of
             Beethoven's Fifth"; "the play's opening scene" [ant:
      n 1: an open or empty space in or between things; "there was a
           small opening between the trees"; "the explosion made a gap
           in the wall" [syn: {opening}, {gap}]
      2: a ceremony accompanying the start of some enterprise
      3: becoming open or being made open; "the opening of his arms
         was the sign I was waiting for"
      4: the first performance (as of a theatrical production); "the
         opening received good critical reviews" [syn: {opening},
         {opening night}, {curtain raising}]
      5: the act of opening something; "the ray of light revealed his
         cautious opening of the door" [ant: {closing}, {shutting}]
      6: opportunity especially for employment or promotion; "there is
         an opening in the sales department"
      7: the initial part of the introduction; "the opening
         established the basic theme"
      8: a possible alternative; "bankruptcy is always a possibility"
         [syn: {possibility}, {possible action}, {opening}]
      9: an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity; "the
         orifice into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the
         heart" [syn: {orifice}, {opening}, {porta}]
      10: a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made; "they left
          a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door"
      11: an entrance equipped with a hatch; especially a passageway
          between decks of a ship [syn: {hatchway}, {opening},
      12: a recognized sequence of moves at the beginning of a game of
          chess; "he memorized all the important chess openings" [syn:
          {opening}, {chess opening}]
      13: the first of a series of actions [syn: {first step},
          {initiative}, {opening move}, {opening}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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