contingency

(redirected from contingencies)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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
References in periodicals archive ?
Consistent with this aim, during FASV's Disclosure of Certain Loss Contingencies Roundtable, held on March 6, 2009, participants--who included regulators, standards setters, preparers, auditors, lawyers, and user groups such as the Investors Technical Advisory Committee, LLC--expressed a need for early identification of loss contingencies.
The main purpose in this study was to test further the theory that contingencies of domain self-esteem have moderating effects on global self-esteem.
We are not seeing financing contingencies in any real numbers yet," said appraiser Jonathan Miller.
Group performance contingencies commonly used in classroom settings can generally be classified as independent, interdependent, and dependent (Litow & Pumroy, 1975).
The company should not bundle tax contingencies with deferred tax liabilities or with a valuation allowance.
A few major companies, however, have eliminated IBNR charges from their contingencies.
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.
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.
Contingencies radiate insecurity, regardless of rank or skills.
When certain of the contingencies have been eliminated, EACO plans on mailing an Information Statement to all of its shareholders describing the transaction and their rights.
01 Which Amount Represents Sundries and Contingencies in 5% Respectively: - 33.
Tim Shannon, dean of DAU's Capital and Northeast Region, and Mike Mutty, the Marine Corps acting deputy assistant commandant for installations and logistics (contracting), signed the five-year Memorandum of Agreement, marking a clear shift to mission-focused training that supports Marines in worldwide contingencies such as Afghanistan and Iraq.