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contingence

noun

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something that might happen
  • the collapse of that nation's economy was one contingence that the architects of the war hadn't planned on

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The first known use of contingence was circa 1530

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“Contingence.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/contingence. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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