[kuh n-tin-juh ns]
- contact or tangency.
Origin of contingence
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Related Wordspredicament, accident, eventuality, emergency, possibility, likelihood, touch, touching, tangency
Examples from the Web for contingence
Contingence not even applies to essence, let alone super-essence, vi.
Contingence applicable to Supreme, under new definition only, vi.
If we reflect on these considerations, the problem of determinism and of contingence will appear to us in a new light.
The one is an eternal and necessary truth, subject to no contingence, no possibility of the opposite.
- the state of touching or being in contact
- another word for contingency
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Word Origin and History for contingence
early 16c., from Medieval Latin *contingentia, from contingent- present participle stem of contingere "to touch" (see contact (n.)).
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