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contingency

con·tin·gen·cy

contingency

 
 
pronunciation:
kn tIn jn si
features:
Word Combinations (noun), Word Parts
part of speech: noun
inflections: contingencies
definition 1: a future event that is possible but not likely.
Their money will remain safe in the contingency that all banks fail.
synonyms:
eventuality, improbability, unlikelihood
similar words:
case, event, possibility, prospect
definition 2: a possible future event that must be prepared for.
We must consider every contingency.
synonyms:
eventuality
similar words:
emergency, possibility, risk
definition 3: something that depends on or is incidental to something else.
synonyms:
appurtenance
similar words:
adjunct, appendage, dependence, relative
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