contingency

  • 1 contingency — con·tin·gen·cy /kən tin jən sē/ n pl cies 1: the quality or state of being contingent 2: a contingent event or condition: as a: an event that may but is not certain to occur a contingency that made performance under the contract impossible b …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Contingency — may refer to:* Contingency (philosophy), a concept denoting the status of facts that are not logically necessarily true or false * Contingency plan, a plan devised for a specific situation when things could go wrong * Cost contingency * Spell… …

    Wikipedia

  • 3 Contingency — Con*tin gen*cy, n.; pl. {Contingencies}. [Cf. F. contingence.] 1. Union or connection; the state of touching or contact. Point of contingency. J. Gregory. [1913 Webster] 2. The quality or state of being contingent or casual; the possibility of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 contingency — [kən tin′jən sē] n. pl. contingencies [see CONTINGENCE] 1. the quality or condition of being contingent; esp., dependence on chance or uncertain conditions 2. something whose occurrence depends on chance or uncertain conditions; a possible,… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 contingency — 1560s, quality of being contingent, from CONTINGENT (Cf. contingent) + CY (Cf. cy). Meaning a chance occurrence is from 1610s …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 contingency — emergency, exigency, pinch, *juncture, pass, strait, crisis Analogous words: chance, break, *opportunity, occasion, time …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 contingency — [n] chance happening; possibility accident, break, chance, crisis, crossroads, emergency, event, eventuality, exigency, fortuity, happening, if it’s cool*, incident, juncture, likelihood, occasion, odds, opportunity, pass, pinch, predicament,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 contingency — ► NOUN (pl. contingencies) 1) a future event or circumstance which is possible but cannot be predicted with certainty. 2) a provision for such an event or circumstance. 3) the absence of certainty in events …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 contingency — An additional amount or percentage added to any cash flow item ( i.e. capex). Care is needed to ensure it is either to be spent or to remain as a cushion. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * contingency con‧tin‧gen‧cy [kənˈtɪndʒənsi] noun… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 10 contingency — n. 1) to provide for every contingency 2) a contingency arises 3) an unforeseen contingency * * * [kən tɪndʒ(ə)nsɪ] a contingency arises an unforeseen contingency to provide for every contingency …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 contingency — UK [kənˈtɪndʒ(ə)nsɪ] / US [kənˈtɪndʒənsɪ] noun [countable] Word forms contingency : singular contingency plural contingencies something that might happen in the future, especially something bad We like to be prepared for all contingencies. a)… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 Contingency — Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Contingency », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) Un Contingency est une pratique commerciale de recrutement signifiant que d une part le paiement des honoraires est conditionné par l… …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 13 contingency — con|tin|gen|cy [ kən tındʒənsi ] noun count something that might happen in the future, especially something bad: We like to be prepared for all contingencies. a. something done in order to prepare for a possible bad event: contingency for: Most… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 contingency — [[t]kəntɪ̱nʤ(ə)nsi[/t]] contingencies 1) N VAR A contingency is something that might happen in the future. [FORMAL] I need to examine all possible contingencies. Syn: possibility, eventuality 2) ADJ: ADJ n A contingency plan or measure is one… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 contingency — noun 1 an event or situation that might happen in the future, especially one that might cause problems: contingency plan (=a plan that you make in order to deal with a problem that might happen): contingency plans to cope with a major computer… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 contingency — /keuhn tin jeuhn see/, n., pl. contingencies. 1. dependence on chance or on the fulfillment of a condition; uncertainty; fortuitousness: Nothing was left to contingency. 2. a contingent event; a chance, accident, or possibility conditional on… …

    Universalium

  • 17 contingency — con|tin|gen|cy [kənˈtındʒənsi] n plural contingencies 1.) an event or situation that might happen in the future, especially one that could cause problems ▪ a contingency plan ▪ Add up your outgoings, putting on a bit more for contingencies. 2.)… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 contingency — An emergency involving military forces caused by natural disasters, terrorists, subversives, or by required military operations. Due to the uncertainty of the situation, contingencies require plans, rapid response, and special procedures to… …

    Military dictionary

  • 19 contingency — noun (plural cies) Date: 1561 1. the quality or state of being contingent 2. a contingent event or condition: as a. an event (as an emergency) that may but is not certain to occur < trying to provide for every contingency > b …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 20 contingency — noun Contingency is used before these nouns: ↑fee, ↑fund, ↑plan, ↑planning …

    Collocations dictionary