noun (wikipedia, Contingency, Contingency (logic))
Etymology: From contingent.
- (uncountable) The quality of being contingent; unpredictability.
- (countable) A possibility; something which may or may not happen.
- (countable) 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 does not fulfil the contract according to the specification.
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