Pronunciation: (op"ur-tOO'ni-tē, -tyOO'-), [key]
1. an appropriate or favorable time or occasion: Their meeting afforded an opportunity to exchange views.
2. a situation or condition favorable for attainment of a goal.
3. a good position, chance, or prospect, as for advancement or success.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.