Synonyms of contingency
possibilityDictionary • I need to provide for all possible contingencies.
happening • plans to hire freelance reporters to cover the latest happenings
chance • I met him quite by chance.
event • in the wake of recent events in Europe
incident • They have not based it on any incident from the past.
accident • She discovered the problem by accident.
eventuality • When you go on holiday, try to be prepared for every eventuality.
juncture • We're at a critical juncture.
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accidentIf something happens by accident, it happens completely by chance.
• She discovered the problem by accident.
• I met him quite by chance.
eventAn event is something that happens, especially when it is unusual or important. You can use events to describe all the things that are happening in a particular situation.
• in the wake of recent events in Europe
Thesaurus for contingency from the Collins English Thesaurus
a possible but not very likely future event or condition; eventuality