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contingency plan

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Definition of contingency plan in English:

noun

A plan designed to take account of a possible future event or circumstance: contingency plans for possible war in the Middle East
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  • Earlier this month the department published an interim contingency plan designed to be used in the event of an animal health outbreak tomorrow.
  • They didn't have a contingency plan for a major event.
  • The key element of Business Continuity is the contingency plan, commonly known as a business continuity plan.

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