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CONTINGENCY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does contingency mean? 

CONTINGENCY (noun)
  The noun CONTINGENCY has 2 senses:

1. a possible event or occurrence or result
2. the state of being contingent on something

  Familiarity information: CONTINGENCY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONTINGENCY (noun)


Sense 1contingency [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A possible event or occurrence or result

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

contingence; contingency; eventuality

Hypernyms ("contingency" is a kind of...):

happening; natural event; occurrence; occurrent (an event that happens)


Sense 2contingency [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The state of being contingent on something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("contingency" is a kind of...):

dependance; dependence; dependency (lack of independence or self-sufficiency)


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