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con·tin·gen·cy

 (kən-tĭn′jən-sē)
n. pl. con·tin·gen·cies
1.
a. An event that may occur but that is not likely or intended; a possibility.
b. A possibility that must be prepared for; a future emergency.
2. The condition of being dependent on chance; uncertainty.
3. Something incidental to something else.

con·tin′gen·cy adj.

contingency

(kənˈtɪndʒənsɪ)
n, pl -cies
1.
a. a possible but not very likely future event or condition; eventuality
b. (as modifier): a contingency plan.
2. something dependent on a possible future event
3. a fact, event, etc, incidental to or dependent on something else
4. (Grammar) (in systemic grammar)
a. modification of the meaning of a main clause by use of a bound clause introduced by a binder such as if, when, though, or since. Compare adding3
b. (as modifier): a contingency clause.
5. logic
a. the state of being contingent
b. a contingent statement
6. dependence on chance; uncertainty
7. (Statistics) statistics
a. the degree of association between theoretical and observed common frequencies of two graded or classified variables. It is measured by the chi-square test
b. (as modifier): a contingency table; the contingency coefficient.

con•tin•gen•cy

(kənˈtɪn dʒən si)

n., pl. -cies.
1. dependence on chance or on the fulfillment of a condition; uncertainty.
2. a contingent event; a chance, accident, or possibility conditional on something uncertain.
3. something incidental to something else.
[1555–65]

contingency

An emergency involving military forces caused by natural disasters, terrorists, subversives, or by required military operations. Due to the uncertainty of the situation, contingencies require plans, rapid response, and special procedures to ensure the safety and readiness of personnel, installations, and equipment. See also contingency contracting.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.contingency - a possible event or occurrence or result
happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent - an event that happens
2.contingency - the state of being contingent on something
dependence, dependency, dependance - the state of relying on or being controlled by someone or something else

contingency

noun possibility, happening, chance, event, incident, accident, emergency, uncertainty, eventuality, juncture I need to provide for all possible contingencies.

contingency

noun
Something that may occur or be done:
Translations
إحْتِمال حُدوث، طارِئ
eventualitamožnost
eventualitettilfælde
óvænt atvik
contingentieKontingenzonvoorspelbaarheid
eventualita

contingency

[kənˈtɪndʒənsɪ]
A. Neventualidad f, contingencia f
to provide for every contingencytener en cuenta cualquier eventualidad or contingencia
should the contingency ariseen caso de presentarse la eventualidad
£50 for contingencies50 libras en caso de que surja una eventualidad or para gastos imprevistos
B. CPD contingency funds NPLfondos mpl para imprevistos
contingency planning Nplanificación f para una eventual emergencia
contingency plans NPLmedidas fpl para casos de emergencia

contingency

[kənˈtɪndʒənsi] néventualité fcontingency plan nplan m d'urgence

contingency

n
möglicher Fall, Eventualität f; in this contingency, should this contingency arisein diesem Fall, für diesen Fall, sollte dieser Fall eintreten; to provide for all contingenciesalle Möglichkeiten einplanen, alle Eventualitäten berücksichtigen; a contingency planein Ausweichplan m; contingency planningPlanung ffür Eventualfälle
(Philos) → Kontingenz f

contingency

[kənˈtɪndʒnsɪ] ncontingenza, evenienza, eventualità f inv
in certain contingencies → in certi frangenti

contingent

(kənˈtindʒənt) noun
a number or group, especially of soldiers.
conˈtingencyplural conˈtingencies noun
a chance happening. We're prepared for all contingencies.
References in classic literature ?
You will see that it depends for its practical realization not on one contingency, but on a series of contingencies, which must all happen exactly as we wish them to happen.
This code of principles covered only a very small circle of contingencies, but then the principles were never doubtful, and Vronsky, as he never went outside that circle, had never had a moment's hesitation about doing what he ought to do.
Moment by moment the event is imperceptibly shaping itself, and at every moment of this continuous, uninterrupted shaping of events the commander in chief is in the midst of a most complex play of intrigues, worries, contingencies, authorities, projects, counsels, threats, and deceptions and is continually obliged to reply to innumerable questions addressed to him, which constantly conflict with one another.
It frequently happens that when several ships are cruising in company, a whale may be struck by one vessel, then escape, and be finally killed and captured by another vessel; and herein are indirectly comprised many minor contingencies, all partaking of this one grand feature.
Whether the usurpation, when once begun, will stop at the salutary point, or go forward to the dangerous extreme, must depend on the contingencies of the moment.
This is deemed a fortunate circumstance in the contingencies of this species of trade, since it enables the dealer to offer his uncalled-for wares in the least suspicious and most natural manner.
'The uncertainties as I've seen in reference to this here state of existence, the unexpected contingencies as have come about!--Oh my eye!' Feeling the subject much too vast for expression, he puffed at his pipe again, and looked the rest.
So many strange contingencies seem to me improbable in the highest degree.
These results might indicate that the moderating effects of the contingencies of domain self-esteem are not significant.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Nobutaka Machimura, however, denied that view, telling a press conference, ''A situation involving Taiwan does not mean that the law on contingencies in areas around Japan will be applied automatically at all.''
The last time he saw contingencies, he said, was in the early 1990s -- until the market heated up in 1996 and the balance of power shifted to the seller's side.
Tim Shannon, dean of DAU's Capital and Northeast Region, and Mike Mutty, acting assistant deputy commandant, Installations and Logistics (Contracts), signed the 5-year Memorandum of Agreement, marking a shift to mission-focused training to support Marines in worldwide contingencies such as Afghanistan and Iraq.