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1. A joining or touching.
2. Contingency.
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1. the state of touching or being in contact
2. another word for contingency
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(kənˈtɪn dʒəns)

contact or tangency.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.contingence - a possible event or occurrence or result
happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent - an event that happens
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A coming together so as to be touching:
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For the overall population, including the automobile workers as well as control workers, the 2X2 contingence table is shown in Table 4.