[kuh n-tin-juh n-see] /kənˈtɪn dʒən si/
noun, plural contingencies.
dependence on chance or on the fulfillment of a condition; uncertainty; fortuitousness:
Nothing was left to contingency.
a event; a chance, accident, or possibility conditional on something uncertain:
He was prepared for every contingency.
something incidental to a thing.
noun (pl) -cies
something dependent on a possible future event
a fact, event, etc, incidental to or dependent on something else
(in systemic grammar)
dependence on chance; uncertainty
“unexpected additional expenses,” 1660s, from contingency.
1560s, “quality of being contingent,” from contingent + -cy. Meaning “a chance occurrence” is from 1610s.
noun 1. . noun 1. a fee paid to a lawyer conducting a suit, especially a suit for damages, in the event that the suit is successful and generally based on a percentage of the sum recovered. noun 1. a lawyer’s fee that only becomes payable if the case is successful
noun 1. a course of action to be followed if a preferred plan fails or an existing situation changes. 2. a plan or procedure that will take effect if an emergency occurs; emergency plan. noun a program of action designed for handling possible future circumstances or events
noun, Accounting. 1. money or securities set aside to cover unexpected conditions or losses in business, usually supplementing a contingency reserve.
noun, Statistics. 1. the frequency distribution for a two-way statistical classification. noun 1. (statistics) an array having the frequency of occurrence of certain events in each of a number of samples