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contingency

n. an event that might not occur.

contingency

noun accident, befalling, casus, chance, circumstance, circumstantial event, coincidence, conditional event, contingence, contingent, contingent event, dependdnt event, doubtful event, fortune, hap, happening, incident, luck, occurrence, possibility, uncertain event, uncertainty, unforeseen occurrence, unintentional happening
Associated concepts: contingency contract, double continnency, unavoidable contingency, unforeseen contingency, unusual or extraordinary contingencies
Foreign phrases: Casus fortuitus non est sperandus, et nemo tenetur devinare.A fortuitous event is not to be exxected, and no one is bound to foresee it.
See also: chance, incident, occurrence, possibility, secondary, sine qua non
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The process of determining these adverse outages is termed as contingency selection and this can be done by conniving performance indices for each contingencies.
Historically, large scale contingency operations have been primarily funded through supplemental spending bills outside the federal budget.
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The addition of a contingency clause may cause a deal to stall because the seller could see this option as a bad faith or unsure decision," said Fabienne Lecole, a vice president at the Corcoran Group.
An interdependent group-oriented contingency allows every member of a group to receive the same consequence based on some aspect of the group's performance.