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

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  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 Antonyms

  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 WordNet

  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 Synonymes

  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. Del Rosario:

    By the time, we complete this plan, we will have complete coverage of the South China Sea, we will have 24/7 awareness of what is happening in the disputed area and we'll be able to respond quicker to any contingency in our own exclusive economic zone.

  2. Randy George:

    The resulting force would be incapable of simultaneously meeting current deployment requirements and responding to overseas contingency requirements.

  3. Suzanne Pullinger:

    We are therefore implementing all the necessary measures, including securing contingency product supplies of petrol and diesel to address potential shortfalls.

  4. Simon Coveney:

    While we have a huge amount of contingency planning in place ... I wouldn't like to give the impression that we could easily manage a no-deal Brexit, it would put huge strain on the Irish economy.

  5. Ducky Grabill:

    You either ask them to put a lot more down or have them sign something that they will waive the appraisal contingency.


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