Contingence Contingent

Contingency

Meanings and phrases

contingency

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a possible event or occurrence or result; eventuality; contingence
  2. the state of being contingent on something

contingency fee

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a fee that is payable only if the outcome is successful (as for an attorney's services)

contingency procedure

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an alternative to the normal procedure; triggered if an unusual but anticipated situation arises

contingency plans

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Montgomery ordered all contingency plans for retreat to be destroyed.
  • All the officers were briefed at 3 a.m., the day of the raid, on the contingency plans in place.
  • The U.S. Navy had also been updating its own contingency plans for just such a mining operation since 1965.

contingency plan

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Before the war, Iran had a contingency plan to attack the plant.
  • Shortly after his inauguration, Nixon had ordered the preparation of a contingency plan, one that would hopefully bring the Vietnam War to an end.
  • Foremost at the club's priorities was creating a contingency plan to raise approximately $50,000 for the construction of the tower and broadcast equipment.

contingency operations

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The E-8C can respond quickly and effectively to support worldwide military contingency operations.
  • The Aviation Brigade supported numerous contingency operations throughout Europe and Southwest Asia.
  • From 2000 to present, the wing trained for the defense of northwestern North America and for contingency operations worldwide.
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