noun (plural contingencies)
- Christmas is looming ever closer, and this morning on the radio warnings were going out to holiday campers, to have a contingency for possible evacuations, in the event of fire.
- Furthermore, you know that the expected lifetime of the product is uncertain and depends upon future contingencies, including your own way of life, your heartbeat.
- Did the Bali tragedy and its impact on the hospital and the unit and so on, sort of set up a framework for future contingencies?
- The Chinese government only has strategic oil reserve contingencies of 50 million barrels of oil - just 25 days supply.
- There had been no provision for contingencies and it was assumed that design fees and site works were in the original library estimates.
- And we're all actively planning contingencies right now and preparing for if this storm even brushes close to New Orleans.
- This problem could be largely solved with emergency funds from the federal budget - a contingency provided for by the architects of the policy.
- Running an Internet cafe at his native place with two like-minded youngsters, Thamby has his own funds for meeting contingency expenses.
- We recommended this be done through balanced budgets and the application of any unused contingencies to the debt.
- The other is indignation at some historians' recourse to contingency and the counterfactual to unsettle old certainties.
- This hypothesis is also consistent with evidence that suggests that individuals use their knowledge to guide the selection of events to be used in the computation of contingency.
- The event was briefed, and every contingency was mapped out.
- This may provide a way beyond the generalised extremes of homogeneity and heterogeneity in analysing the necessity and contingency in organisational forms of capital.
- But since contingency and necessity cannot coincide, the moving body has to be different from the principle or source of motion.
- If biology is ruled by contingency rather than necessity then why do we find duplicated designs?
Mid 16th century (in the philosophical sense): from late Latin contingentia (in its medieval Latin sense 'circumstance'), from contingere 'befall' (see contingent).
Words that rhyme with contingencyastringency, stringency
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