What does contingency mean?

Definitions for contingency
kənˈtɪn dʒən sicon·tin·gen·cy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. eventuality, contingency, contingence(noun)

    a possible event or occurrence or result

  2. contingency(noun)

    the state of being contingent on something


  1. contingency(Noun)

    The quality of being contingent, of happening by chance; unpredictability.

  2. contingency(Noun)

    A possibility; something which may or may not happen. A chance occurrence, especially in , unexpected expenses.

  3. contingency(Noun)

    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.

  4. contingency(Noun)

    A statement which is neither a tautology nor a contradiction.

  5. Origin: (16th century).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Contingency(noun)

    union or connection; the state of touching or contact

  2. Contingency(noun)

    the quality or state of being contingent or casual; the possibility of coming to pass

  3. Contingency(noun)

    an event which may or may not occur; that which is possible or probable; a fortuitous event; a chance

  4. Contingency(noun)

    an adjunct or accessory

  5. Contingency(noun)

    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

  1. contingency

    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.

How to pronounce contingency?

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How to say contingency in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of contingency in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of contingency in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of contingency in a Sentence

  1. Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel:

    In a way very similar how a plaintiff’s lawyer on contingency would do it.

  2. Pawel Krzysiek:

    This is not enough, even if people try to apply contingency measures such as a water tank.

  3. Michael Ryan:

    That's despite having spent over $ 35 million of our contingency fund since the beginning of the year.

  4. Scott Piergrossi:

    But there are layers of contingency names in place, especially with Big Pharma planning years in advance.

  5. Peter Schaller:

    It's the most complex operational country (in the world), you need about 10 contingency plans for one task.

Images & Illustrations of contingency

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