noun. the capacity to exploit resources not accessible to other people. Species exposed to new habitats to manage pests frequently have minimal or no predators. Some species are capable of using new food resources swiftly: Kelp gulls entered into Argentina swiftly covered the area in masses by feeding on trash from fish factories and then acquired to attack and eat the flesh of whales nursing and calving their young in close by waters.

OPPORTUNISM: "Opportunism is rarely looked highly upon, though it is beneficial at times in the business arena."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "OPPORTUNISM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/opportunism/ (accessed June 30, 2022).


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