opportunity op‧por‧tu‧ni‧ty [ˌɒpəˈtjuːnti ǁ ˌɑːpərˈtuː-] noun opportunities PLURALFORM [countable]
a chance for you to do something successfully:

• This is an excellent career opportunity for a recent graduate.

• In order to make money, you will need to identify market opportunities.

• an investment opportunity

• a significant business opportunity

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opportunity UK US /ˌɒpəˈtjuːnəti/ US  /ˌɒpərˈtuːnəti/ noun (plural opportunities)
[C or U] an occasion or situation that makes it possible to do something that you want to do or have to do, or the possibility of doing something: an opportunity to do sth »

There will be an opportunity to discuss the matter again next week.

an opportunity for sth »

Fast internet service in rural areas provided a new opportunity for prosperity.

get/have an opportunity »

Everyone will have the opportunity to comment.

give/offer/provide an opportunity »

The merger offers an excellent opportunity for growth in the Asian market.

take/seize an opportunity »

We need to seize this opportunity while we can.

miss/lose an opportunity »

I've been invited to speak at the conference – it's an opportunity that's too good to miss.


You should include employees in decision-making at every opportunity.


Please contact us at the earliest opportunity.


He left because there was a lack of opportunity for promotion.

[C ] a chance to get a job: »

employment/job opportunities

an opportunity for sb »

We need to create more opportunities for young graduates.

See also EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY(Cf. ↑Equal Employment Opportunity), EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES(Cf. ↑equal opportunities)

Financial and business terms. 2012.