contingency

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contingency

n. an event that might not occur.

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In uncontrollable domains on which global self-esteem is based--such as appearance, nationality and family--the contingencies of domain self-esteem moderated the effects of domain self-esteem on global self-esteem, that is, domain self-esteem affects global self-esteem more strongly for people whose self-esteem is highly contingent on this domain; but in controllable domains on which global self-esteem is based--such as ability, behavior style and social status--the contingencies of domain self-esteem cannot moderate the effects of domain self-esteem on global self-esteem.
"We are not seeing financing contingencies in any real numbers yet," said appraiser Jonathan Miller.
A superior process to determine tax contingencies would supplant today's often highly subjective and relatively crude process and replace it with one more objective and analytical.
Hovell, Williams, and Semb (1979) examined the effects of three different quiz contingencies that varied in terms of the number of quizzes and exams that students took during the semester.
The ironist is trying to get out from under inherited contingencies and make his own contingencies, get out from under an old final vocabulary and fashion one which will be all his own.(13)
He subsequently provided further examples and a more complete discussion of contingent incentive value, supplying examples and proposing that this type of contingency allows for a more faithful representation of most of the contingencies that affect humans in the real world (Lippman, 1977).
What are the steps to take to assure that Y2K "contingencies," if they arise during the early part of the year, will be quickly addressed?
A mine plan may be exposed to both technical and economic contingencies. A technical contingency occurs when the event that has taken place does not allow a process to be developed as scheduled, for example, preventing consumption of minable reserves that supposedly were to be extracted in accordance with an original base mine plan.
More common lately, all kinds of health care workers were offered the choice of becoming contingencies or being laid off.
The possibility of such brute contingencies entails that there can be no hard and fast requirement that every contingency actually be explicable, so any straightforward inference from absence of explanation to non-contingency is immediately forestalled.
The immediate release of information on the Committee's plans for contingencies could increase market volatility, particularly in circumstances when the contingencies do not eventuate.