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opening

English

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
opening

Plural
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  1. A hole; a gap; a crevice.
  2. (chess) The first few moves in a game of chess.
  3. An unoccupied employment position.
  4. The first performance of a show or play by a particular troupe.
  5. The initial period an art gallery or museum is first opened.
  6. The first few measures of a musical composition.

Translations

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Verb

opening

  1. Present participle of open.

Adjective

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Positive
opening

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. (cricket) describing the first period of play, usually up to the fall of the first wicket; describing a batsman who opens the innings or a bowler who opens the attack

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