contingency table definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A statistical table that shows the observed frequencies of data elements classified according to two variables, with the rows indicating one variable and the columns indicating the other variable.
contingency table - Business Definition
In statistics, a cross-classification of data in which one variable is indicated in rows (across) and a second variable is indicated in columns (down). For example, a contingency table may illustrate differences in portfolio composition (equities/ bonds/cash) by age group.