Meaning of CONTINGENCY in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ kən-ˈtin-jən(t)-sē ]


( 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. : something liable to happen as an adjunct to or result of something else

Synonyms: see juncture

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.