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Synonyms for contingency
kənˈtɪn dʒən sicon·tin·gen·cy

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Wiktionary3.0 / 2 votes

  1. contingencynoun

    Synonyms:
    possibility

  2. contingencynoun

    The quality of being contingent, of happening by chance; unpredictability.

    Synonyms:
    possibility

    Antonyms:
    necessity

  3. contingencynoun

    A possibility; something which may or may not happen. A chance occurrence, especially in , unexpected expenses.

    Synonyms:
    possibility

    Antonyms:
    necessity

  4. contingencynoun

    An amount of money which a party to a contract has to pay to the other party (usually the supplier of a major project to the client) if he or she does not fulfill the contract according to the specification.

    Synonyms:
    possibility

  5. contingencynoun

    A statement which is neither a tautology nor a contradiction.

    Synonyms:
    possibility

English Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 1 vote

  1. contingency

    An accident is that which happens without any one's direct intention; a chance that which happens without any known cause. If the direct cause of a railroad accident is known, we can not call it a chance. To the theist there is, in strictness, no chance, all things being by divine causation and control; but chance is spoken of where no special cause is manifest: "By chance there came down a certain priest that way," Luke x, 31. We can speak of a game of chance, but not of a game of accident. An incident is viewed as occurring in the regular course of things, but subordinate to the main purpose, or aside from the main design. Fortune is the result of inscrutable controlling forces. Fortune and chance are nearly equivalent, but chance can be used of human effort and endeavor as fortune can not be; we say "he has a chance of success," or "there is one chance in a thousand," where we could not substitute fortune; as personified, Fortune is regarded as having a fitful purpose, Chance as purposeless; we speak of fickle Fortune, blind Chance; "Fortune favors the brave." The slaughter of men is an incident of battle; unexpected defeat, the fortune of war. Since the unintended is often the undesirable, accident tends to signify some calamity or disaster, unless the contrary is expressed, as when we say a fortunate or happy accident. An adventure is that which may turn out ill, a misadventure that which does turn out ill. A slight disturbing accident is a mishap. Compare EVENT; HAZARD.

    Synonyms:
    accident, adventure, calamity, casualty, chance, disaster, fortuity, hap, happening, hazard, incident, misadventure, misfortune, mishap, possibility

    Antonyms:
    appointment, calculation, certainty, decree, fate, foreordination, intention, law, necessity, ordainment, ordinance, plan, preparation, provision, purpose

    Preposition:
    The accident of birth; an accident to the machinery.

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. eventuality, contingency, contingencenoun

    a possible event or occurrence or result

    Synonyms:
    eventuality, contingence

  2. contingencynoun

    the state of being contingent on something

    Synonyms:
    contingence, eventuality

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Dictionary of English Synonymes1.0 / 1 vote

  1. contingencynoun

    Synonyms:
    accidentalness, fortuity, uncertainty

  2. contingencynoun

    Synonyms:
    casualty, accident, incident, occurrence, event

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How to use contingency in a sentence?

  1. Gakuji Ito:

    We do have a contingency budget allocated so this is the amount we have included as an expenditure, however, this is not just for the Sapporo issue, it would be for any large size typhoons that occur before the competition or things we need to handle before the Games.

  2. Robin Lake:

    Schools need to have plans for what they will do if kids get sick, who will have to quarantine ? Under what conditions will a school close temporarily ? Our research is showing that most districts haven't announced those kinds of contingency plans, which only adds to parent stress.

  3. Scott Piergrossi:

    But there are layers of contingency names in place, especially with Big Pharma planning years in advance.

  4. Klaas Dijkhoff:

    The 6th of March, the 7th of March is when you can expect the spring influx to rise. We have until that time to find solutions ... if that doesn't lead to lower numbers, we'll have to find other measures and we'll have to do more contingency planning.

  5. Mark Dubowitz:

    I imagine the administration is providing this info publicly to frighten the regime in Iran and also as part of responsible contingency planning, part of the psychological operations being employed to deter further regime escalation.


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