opportunistic infection n.
An infection by a microorganism that normally does not cause disease but becomes pathogenic when the body’s immune system is impaired and unable to fight off infection, as in AIDS and certain other diseases.
An infection by a microorganism that normally does not cause disease but does so when lowered resistance to infection is caused by the impairment of the body’s immune system.
opportunistic infection [(op-uhr-tooh-nis-tik)]
An infection caused by a microorganism that under normal conditions would not bring about disease. Opportunistic infections occur when the body’s immune system is weakened by disease or malnutrition. (See AIDS.)
[op-er-too-ni-tee, -tyoo-] /ˌɒp ərˈtu nɪ ti, -ˈtyu-/ noun, plural opportunities. 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. /ˌɒpəˈtjuːnɪtɪ/ noun (pl) -ties 1. a […]
noun, Economics. 1. the money or other benefits lost when pursuing a particular course of action instead of a mutually-exclusive alternative: The company cannot afford the opportunity cost attached to policy decisions made by the current CEO. noun 1. (economics) the benefit that could have been gained from an alternative use of the same resource
- Opportunity management system
business (OMS) A system that stores sales opportunities and related information. Each sales lead can be tracked with information such as source, type, worth, status, likelihood of closure etc. An OMS can perform other related tasks such as prioritising sales calls and generating analyses that assist the fine-tuning of marketing strategies. See also Customer Relationship […]
- Opportunity shop
noun 1. (Austral & NZ) a shop selling second-hand goods for charitable funds Also called op-shop