Contingencies



[kuh n-tin-juh n-see] /kənˈtɪn dʒən si/

noun, plural contingencies.
1.
dependence on chance or on the fulfillment of a condition; uncertainty; fortuitousness:
Nothing was left to contingency.
2.
a event; a chance, accident, or possibility conditional on something uncertain:
He was prepared for every contingency.
3.
something incidental to a thing.
/kənˈtɪndʒənsɪ/
noun (pl) -cies
1.

2.
something dependent on a possible future event
3.
a fact, event, etc, incidental to or dependent on something else
4.
(in systemic grammar)

5.
(logic)

6.
dependence on chance; uncertainty
7.
(statistics)

n.

“unexpected additional expenses,” 1660s, from contingency.
n.

1560s, “quality of being contingent,” from contingent + -cy. Meaning “a chance occurrence” is from 1610s.

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