eventuality, contingency, contingence(noun)
a possible event or occurrence or result
the state of being contingent on something
The quality of being contingent, of happening by chance; unpredictability.
A possibility; something which may or may not happen. A chance occurrence, especially in , unexpected expenses.
An amount of money which a party to a contract has to pay to the other party (usually the supplier of a major project to the client) if he or she does not fulfill the contract according to the specification.
A statement which is neither a tautology nor a contradiction.
Origin: (16th century).
union or connection; the state of touching or contact
the quality or state of being contingent or casual; the possibility of coming to pass
an event which may or may not occur; that which is possible or probable; a fortuitous event; a chance
an adjunct or accessory
a certain possible event that may or may not happen, by which, when happening, some particular title may be affected
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
A situation requiring military operations in response to natural disasters, terrorists, subversives, or as otherwise directed by appropriate authority to protect US interests. See also contingency contracting.
The numerical value of contingency in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of contingency in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of contingency in a Sentence
In a way very similar how a plaintiff’s lawyer on contingency would do it.
This is not enough, even if people try to apply contingency measures such as a water tank.
That's despite having spent over $ 35 million of our contingency fund since the beginning of the year.
But there are layers of contingency names in place, especially with Big Pharma planning years in advance.
It's the most complex operational country (in the world), you need about 10 contingency plans for one task.
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Translations for contingency
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- sopimussakko, ennustamattomuus, epävarmuusFinnish
- éventualité, contingenceFrench
- 偶然, 偶然性, 成功報酬Japanese
- contingentie, onvoorspelbaarheidDutch
- непредви́димость, случа́йностьRussian
- kontingencija, kontingentnostSerbo-Croatian
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