Contingence



[kuh n-tin-juh ns] /kənˈtɪn dʒəns/

noun
1.
contact or tangency.
/kənˈtɪndʒəns/
noun
1.
the state of touching or being in contact
2.
another word for contingency
n.

early 16c., from Medieval Latin *contingentia, from contingent- present participle stem of contingere “to touch” (see contact (n.)).

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