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English definition of “contingency”

contingency

noun [C]     /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 ) Possible and probable
a contingency fee money that lawyers charge , which is a share of what the person they represent has won Costs and expensesPossible and probable
(Definition of contingency noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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