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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.
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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.
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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]
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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.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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
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contingency

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

noun
Something that may occur or be done:
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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
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contingency

[kənˈtɪndʒənsi] néventualité fcontingency plan nplan m d'urgence
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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
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contingency

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

(kənˈtindʒənt) noun
a number or group, especially of soldiers.
conˈtingencyplural conˈtingencies noun
a chance happening. We're prepared for all contingencies.
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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.
That note has been in my pocket since we left New York, to deliver to you in the event of a certain contingency happening."
"The contingency being?" the captain asked, tearing open the envelope and moving a little nearer the electric light which shone out from the smoking room.
No skill of a great sea officer would have availed in such a contingency. Lord Nelson was more than that, and his genius would have remained undiminished by defeat.
This contingency of his disobedience had been foreseen - as all the rest had been.
This agreement was to continue in operation four years, and to be renewable for a similar term, unless some unforeseen contingency should render a modification necessary.
You see I have anticipated almost every contingency."
Come, my good fellow, and what may be the one contingency I have overlooked?"
The disposition of these vast sums by gentlemen wearing patched breeches awakened no sense of the ludicrous, nor did any doubt, reservation, or contingency enter into the plans of the charming enthusiasts themselves.
This is precisely the contingency for which I have planned."
I do not believe that variability is an inherent and necessary contingency, under all circumstances, with all organic beings, as some authors have thought.
[3] Kiran Kumar Patra"Contingency Analysis in Power System using Load Flow Solution"International Journal of Computer Application, pp 1-4