Definition - opening

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  1. the first of a series of actions
  2. the act of opening something; "the ray of light revealed his cautious opening of the door"
  3. becoming open or being made open; "the opening of his arms was the sign I was waiting for"
  4. a recognized sequence of moves at the beginning of a game of chess; "he memorized all the important chess openings"
  5. an entrance equipped with a hatch; especially a passageway between decks of a ship
  6. a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made; "they left a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door"
  7. make available; "This opens up new possibilities"
  8. an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity; "the orifice into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the heart"
  9. become available; "an opportunity opened up"
  10. a possible alternative; "bankruptcy is always a possibility"
  11. make the opening move; "Kasparov opened with a standard opening"
  12. the initial part

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