• (RP) IPA: /ˌɒp.əˈtjuː.nɪ.tɪ/, /ˌɒp.əˈt͡ʃuː.nɪ.ti/
  • (GA) enPR: ä'pər-to͞oʹnə-tē, IPA: /ˌɑpɚˈtunəti/


  1. A chance for advancement, progress or profit.
    The world is full of opportunities and it's up to me to see them and pursue them.
  2. A favorable circumstance or occasion.
    Having a holiday is a great opportunity to relax.
  3. (nonstandard, Euro-English) opportuneness
    The Court questioned the opportunity of introducing these measures in such an uncertain economic climate.
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