Contingency means something that could happen or come up depending on other occurrences.(noun)
An example of a contingency is the unexpected need for a bandage on a hike.
The definition of a contingency is something that depends on something else in order to happen.(noun)
An example of contingency is a military strategy that can’t go forward until an earlier piece of the war plan is complete.
See contingency in Webster's New World College Dictionary
noun pl. contingencies
Origin: see contingence
See contingency in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. con·tin·gen·cies
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