Meaning of “contingency” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C ] uk us /kənˈtɪndʒənsi/

an event or situation that might happen in the future, especially one that could cause problems:

a contingency fund/plan (= money or a plan that can be used if there are problems)
a contingency fee

money that lawyers charge, which is a share of what the person they represent has won

(Definition of “contingency” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)