Definitions (3)

1.Existing situation whose result is unknown or unpredictable.
2.Possible event that must be prepared for.
3.Condition that must be satisfied before an action is triggered, an agreement is effected, a contract is performed, a plan is executed, or a provision is enforced.

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  • Christopher's father grounded him and took away all television privileges after he hit his sister, which was the customary contingency for that behavior.

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  • A lot of families set up a contingency childcare plan for when the weather is bad and school gets cancelled.

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  • The contingency for Victoria's upcoming promotion was that she dedicate at least thirteen months to shadowing and learning about the company first.

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