Definition - opening

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opening
  1. becoming open or being made open; "the opening of his arms was the sign I was waiting for"
  2. start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning; "open a business"
  3. a recognized sequence of moves at the beginning of a game of chess; "he memorized all the important chess openings"
  4. have an opening or passage or outlet; "The bedrooms open into the hall"
  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. an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity; "the orifice into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the heart"
  8. a possible alternative; "bankruptcy is always a possibility"
  9. the initial part of the introduction; "the opening established the basic theme"
  10. the first performance (as of a theatrical production); "the opening received g

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