Definition - opening

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  1. make the opening move; "Kasparov opened with a standard opening"
  2. cause to open or to become open; "Mary opened the car door"
  3. become open; "The door opened"
  4. the first of a series of actions
  5. spread out or open from a closed or folded state; "open the map"; "spread your arms"
  6. the act of opening something; "the ray of light revealed his cautious opening of the door"
  7. display the contents of a file or start an application as on a computer
  8. becoming open or being made open; "the opening of his arms was the sign I was waiting for"
  9. afford access to; "the door opens to the patio"; "The French doors give onto a terrace"
  10. a recognized sequence of moves at the beginning of a game of chess; "he memorized all the important chess openings"
  11. first or beginning; "the memorable opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth"; "the play's opening scene"
  12. begin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals, etc

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