Definition - opening

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  1. becoming open or being made open; "the opening of his arms was the sign I was waiting for"
  2. cause to open or to become open; "Mary opened the car door"
  3. a recognized sequence of moves at the beginning of a game of chess; "he memorized all the important chess openings"
  4. become open; "The door opened"
  5. an entrance equipped with a hatch; especially a passageway between decks of a ship
  6. spread out or open from a closed or folded state; "open the map"; "spread your arms"
  7. a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made; "they left a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door"
  8. display the contents of a file or start an application as on a computer
  9. first or beginning; "the memorable opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth"; "the play's opening scene"
  10. an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity; "the orifice into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the heart"
  11. afford access to; "the doo

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