Definition - opening

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  1. a recognized sequence of moves at the beginning of a game of chess; "he memorized all the important chess openings"
  2. an entrance equipped with a hatch; especially a passageway between decks of a ship
  3. make available; "This opens up new possibilities"
  4. a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made; "they left a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door"
  5. become available; "an opportunity opened up"
  6. an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity; "the orifice into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the heart"
  7. make the opening move; "Kasparov opened with a standard opening"
  8. a possible alternative; "bankruptcy is always a possibility"
  9. cause to open or to become open; "Mary opened the car door"
  10. the initial part of the introduction; "the opening established the basic theme"
  11. become open; "The door opened"
  12. the first performance (as of a theatrical production); "the o

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