opportunistic


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Wikipedia.
Related to opportunistic: Opportunistic disease

op·por·tun·is·tic

 (ŏp′ər-to͞o-nĭs′tĭk, -tyo͞o-)
adj.
Taking immediate advantage, often unethically, of any circumstance of possible benefit.

opportunistic

(ˌɒpətjʊˈnɪstɪk)
adj
1. of or characterized by opportunism
2. (Medicine) med (of an infection) caused by any microorganism that is harmless to a healthy person but debilitates a person whose immune system has been weakened by disease or drug treatment
ˌopportuˈnistically adv

op•por•tun•is•tic

(ˌɒp ər tuˈnɪs tɪk, -tyu-)

adj.
1. adhering to a policy of opportunism; practicing opportunism.
2.
a. (of a microorganism) causing disease only under certain conditions, as when a person's immune system is impaired.
b. (of a disease or infection) caused by such an organism, as pneumocystis pneumonia in a person with AIDS.
[1890–95]
op`por•tun•is′ti•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.opportunistic - taking immediate advantage, often unethically, of any circumstance of possible benefit
expedient - serving to promote your interest; "was merciful only when mercy was expedient"
Translations

opportunistic

[ˌɒpətjʊˈnɪstɪk] ADJoportunista

opportunistic

[ˌɒpərtjuːˈnɪstɪk] adjopportuniste

opportunistic

[ˌɒpətjʊˈnɪstɪk] adj (frm) → opportunistico/a

opportunist

, opportunistic
n. oportunista.

opportunistic

adj oportunista
References in periodicals archive ?
There is also insufficient knowledge regarding the burden and spectrum of opportunistic infections (OI) in HIV infected populations receiving HAART.
Harrison Street Real Estate Capital, LLC, one of the largest private equity firms focused on real estate investments dedicated to the Education, Healthcare and Storage sectors, has closed its sixth US opportunistic real estate fund, Harrison Street Real Estate Partners VI, L.
com)-- A NYC private equity opportunistic real estate investment fund and The Green Rock Group, LLC, a New Jersey distressed debt and opportunistic buyer and adviser of real estate, announced the acquisition of the mortgage secured by the 200,000+ square foot commercial industrial building in Monmouth County, NJ.
Cohen, Malloy and Pomorski (2012) demonstrate a unique method of separating insider trades into informed opportunistic trades and uninformed routine trades.
Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), chaired by Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, announced its investment in the Rizvi Opportunistic Equity Fund III.
Kingdom Holding Company (KHC) would be endowing $400 million in the Rizvi Opportunistic Equity Fund III.
He can only be described as an opportunistic predator.
3] It has been observed that the clinical course of HIV infection varies considerably from patient to patient and the spectrum of opportunistic infections also varies depending on the geographic regions.
For networking engineers working with cutting edge wireless technologies, this volume on multihop networking examines the promise and problems of opportunistic routing in creating reliable wireless networks with dynamic nodes.
Depending on when the paths are discovered, we can differentiate two routing paradigms: traditional and opportunistic routing.
Normal protection from opportunistic organisms is from innate and acquired immune mechanisms and normal flora.
The authors estimate that a portfolio strategy that focuses solely on opportunistic insider trades yields value-weight abnormal returns of 82 basis points per month, while the abnormal returns associated with routine trades are essentially zero.