opportunity

  

Definition

Exploitable set of circumstances with uncertain outcome, requiring commitment of resources and involving exposure to risk.

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  • Earning scholarships and grants allows many low-income students the opportunity to attend colleges they might not have been able to afford.

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  • I create an opportunity every day with my enthusiasm for life as I do not just wait for circumstances to be ideal.

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  • Kate was excited to be given the opportunity to work at the large engineering company, as she had been looking for a well-funded research position.

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