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English definition of “contingency”
/kənˈtɪndʒənsi/ noun [C] (plural contingencies)
› something that might possibly happen in the future, usually causing problems or making further arrangements necessary: "While it is impossible to account for every contingency, the industry historically has met demand and fully expects to do so this winter," said the American Petroleum Institute.
› an arrangement for dealing with something that might possibly happen or cause problems in the future: The report advises a minimum fund of three months' net income to provide a contingency against uncertainties in the future.
on a contingency basis › LAW if you work for someone on a contingency basis, you agree that you will only be paid if you achieve a particular aim, for example, getting a successful result in a court of law: In personal injury cases many attorneys work on a contingency basis, so you will not have to pay them a fee up front.