What is opening?

  • (noun): The initial part of the introduction.
    Example: "The opening established the basic theme"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on opening, openings:

Opening - Other
... Grand opening of a business or other institution Al-Fatiha, "The Opening", first chapter of the Qur'an Opening, a morphological filtering operation ...
Slug - Morphology and Behavior
... the saddle-shaped mantle, and under this are the genital opening and anus ... always the right hand side) of the mantle is a respiratory opening, which is easy to see when open, but difficult to see when closed ... This opening is known as the pneumostome ...
Preamble To The United Nations Charter - History
... Jan Smuts originally wrote the opening lines of the Preamble as, "The High Contracting Parties, determined to prevent a recurrence of the fratricidal strife which twice in our generation has brought untold sorrow.." which would have been similar to the opening lines of the Covenant of the League of Nations ... The opening phrase "We the peoples of the United Nations.." echoing that of the United States Constitution, was suggested by US congressman and delegate Sol Bloom ...
Time And The Rani - Production - Post-production
... Keff McCulloch arranged the new opening theme ... the series was also introduced with this story along with a new opening credits sequence that moved away from the "starfield" motif introduced in 1980 ... section was regularly heard during the opening credits (the previous two arrangements used the middle eight during the closing credits only) ...
Vulval Vestibule
... labia minora into which the urethral opening and the vaginal opening open ... Nearby are the openings of the Skene's ducts ... The vaginal orifice is a median slit below and behind the opening of the urethra its size varies inversely with that of the hymen ...

More definitions of "opening":

  • (noun): The act of opening something.
    Example: "The ray of light revealed his cautious opening of the door"
  • (noun): An open or empty space in or between things.
    Example: "There was a small opening between the trees"
    Synonyms: gap
  • (noun): A vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made.
    Example: "They left a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door"
  • (adj): First or beginning.
    Example: "The memorable opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth"; "the play's opening scene"
  • (noun): An entrance equipped with a hatch; especially a passageway between decks of a ship.
    Synonyms: hatchway, scuttle
  • (noun): Opportunity especially for employment or promotion.
    Example: "There is an opening in the sales department"
  • (noun): Becoming open or being made open.
    Example: "The opening of his arms was the sign I was waiting for"
  • (noun): An aperture or hole opening into a bodily cavity.
    Synonyms: orifice, porta
  • (noun): The first performance (as of a theatrical production).
    Example: "The opening received good critical reviews"
    Synonyms: opening night, curtain raising
  • (noun): A ceremony accompanying the start of some enterprise.

Famous quotes containing the word opening:

    Just opening up the door, having this ordinary person fly, says a lot for the future. You can always equate astronauts with explorers who were subsidized. Now you are getting someone going just to observe. And then you’ll have the settlers.
    Christa McAuliffe (1948–1986)

    Nay, be a Columbus to whole new continents and worlds within you, opening new channels, not of trade, but of thought.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    But every insight from this realm of thought is felt as initial, and promises a sequel. I do not make it; I arrive there, and behold what was there already. I make! O no! I clap my hands in infantine joy and amazement, before the first opening to me of this august magnificence, old with the love and homage of innumerable ages, young with the life of life, the sunbright Mecca of the desert.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)