Learn a Word: Contingency

Meaning: future circumstance that’s possible, but cannot be predicted with certainty


John has saved money for every contingency.

The President asked his citizens to remain ready for all contingencies.

Synonyms: eventuality, possibility

The first known use of the word is in circa 1561.

Read more about the word ‘contingency’ from the website of Merriam Webster.

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