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1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Open.

2. (n.) The act or process of opening; a beginning; commencement; first appearance; as, the opening of a speech.

3. (n.) A place which is open; a breach; an aperture; a gap; cleft, or hole.

4. (n.) Hence: A vacant place; an opportunity; as, an opening for business.

5. (n.) A thinly wooded space, without undergrowth, in the midst of a forest; as, oak openings.

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