Definition - opening

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opening
  1. a ceremony accompanying the start of some enterprise
  2. become open; "The door opened"
  3. an open or empty space in or between things; "there was a small opening between the trees"; "the explosion made a gap in the wall"
  4. spread out or open from a closed or folded state; "open the map"; "spread your arms"
  5. first or beginning; "the memorable opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth"; "the play's opening scene"
  6. opportunity especially for employment or promotion; "there is an opening in the sales department"
  7. display the contents of a file or start an application as on a computer
  8. afford access to; "the door opens to the patio"; "The French doors give onto a terrace"
  9. begin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals, etc.; "He opened the meeting with a long speech"
  10. start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning; "open a business"
  11. have an opening or passage or outlet; "The bedr

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