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contingency

[ kuhn-tin-juhn-see ]
/ kənˈtɪn dʒən si /
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noun, plural con·tin·gen·cies.
dependence on chance or on the fulfillment of a condition; uncertainty; fortuitousness: Nothing was left to contingency.
a contingent event; a chance, accident, or possibility conditional on something uncertain: He was prepared for every contingency.
something incidental to a thing.
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Origin of contingency

First recorded in 1555–65; conting(ent) + -ency
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British Dictionary definitions for contingency

contingency
/ (kənˈtɪndʒənsɪ) /

noun plural -cies
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