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contingency

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcontingencycon‧tin‧gen‧cy /kənˈtɪndʒənsi/ ●○○ noun (plural contingencies) [countable]  1 POSSIBLEan event or situation that might happen in the future, especially one that could cause problems a contingency plan Add up your outgoings, putting on a bit more for contingencies.2 contingency fee
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contingencyFirms need to include a contingency fund within the budget.City officials have implemented what they call Phase I of a contingency plan aimed at bringing pollution levels down.But order there is and Hughes could find it as statuses established by social requirements. and in what Hughes calls contingencies.A will should allow for contingencies.Supt Peter Durham from Newcastle city centre will address staff on how contingency plans can be properly arranged for Newcastle.Essentially they were informal contingency exchanges whose future character would be determined by perceptions of Soviet actions and intentions.It concluded that the private contingency plans between presidents and their vice presidents since Presidents Eisenhower and Nixon in 1957 are inadequate.The three A's must be making some contingency plans.What must be changed are the contingencies which induce young people to behave in given ways towards their governments.contingency planNext, specific action may be agreed upon that is realistic and measurable with perhaps a contingency plan lined up too.Carter ordered the Pentagon to prepare a contingency plan for military action to rescue the hostages.Anticipating the possibility of such a crisis, G Group several months earlier had drawn up a contingency plan.Mike had talked about contingency plans for catastrophe, he continued.It had developed contingency plans before the incident and put them into effect when water in the mine began to overflow.Supt Peter Durham from Newcastle city centre will address staff on how contingency plans can be properly arranged for Newcastle.The Navajos have some contingency plans, however.
From Longman Business Dictionarycontingencycon‧tin‧gen‧cy /kənˈtɪndʒənsi/ noun (plural contingencies) [countable]1an event or situation that might happen in the future, especially one that might cause problemsDamage to television aerials is covered under the Contents section. Note: some contents policies do not cover this contingency.2a plan for dealing with an event or situation that might happen or cause problems in the futureImagine a major crisis in your area of responsibility. Do you have a contingency for it?
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