Definition of 'contingency'
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No. There would be no contingency plan. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There were multiple contingency plans drawn up by all the big banks to explain what would happen if Greece left the euro. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The FA moved quickly to have a contingency plan in place. The Sun (2016)The longer Europe holds out against transition, the earlier the banks must trigger their contingency plans. Times, Sunday Times (2017)They also look to the future and make contingency plans'There is a direct biological impact of optimism, it reduces inflammation and increase antioxidants. Times, Sunday Times (2016)As a result, banks are drawing up contingency plans to move parts of their business to the EU. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They should also make contingency plans for the worst outcomes. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Officials refused to comment on contingency planning for possible military action. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This has led some platforms to build contingency funds. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Politics is an activity prey to contingency and chance. After Thatcher (1989)This contingency planning is something that women often do well. Everything You Need to Know for Success in Business (1990)Another said that it was only a contingency measure. Times, Sunday Times (2011)More emphasis is expected on stress testing and contingency funding. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It has contingency funds to deal with the present situation. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Her key advice to other new buyers is to build up a contingency fund. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Any extra costs would come out of contingency funding and from other savings. The Sun (2014)Credit checks are carried out on all borrowers and there is a contingency fund in case of defaults. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We are looking at what contingency plans we can put in place but we are not discussing that at this stage. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Do they put in contingency clauses? Christianity Today (2000)The one remaining route that has the potential to allow these claims to be run is that of the contingency fee system. Times, Sunday Times (2006)This was to include all fees, contingency and some leftover cash for curtains and things. Times, Sunday Times (2013)And high earners have rushed to make contingency plans with their employers, lawyers and accountants. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Nato foreign ministers will meet in Brussels today to discuss contingency measures should violence flare. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Some retirement housing schemes charge a 1 per cent contingency fee. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The Pentagon has contingency plans to carry on for another two years. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But many have yet to put contingency measures in place, and are hungry for guidance. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Of course the British government is doing contingency planning for all potential outcomes. Times, Sunday Times (2012)A good management will always consider what could happen if things are delayed and make contingency plans. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It covers issues such as contingency fees and third-party litigation funding and is expected to have a big impact on the way court cases are conducted. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It also notes that'there is surprising absence of evidence of consumer disquiet about contingency fees '. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Without investment in better contingency measures passengers will remain at the mercy of the transport industry's increasingly risk-averse culture. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'contingency'
British English: contingency NOUN
A contingency is something that might happen in the future.
I need to examine all possible contingencies.
British English: contingency ADJECTIVE
A contingency plan or measure is one that is intended to be used if a possible situation actually occurs.
We have contingency plans.
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