contingency

Definitions

Aviation

  • noun something which might happen in the future and therefore must be planned for

Banking

  • noun a possible state of emergency when decisions will have to be taken quickly

Construction

  • An amount included in the construction budget to cover the cost of unforeseen factors related to construction.

Military

  • noun an action or situation which is considered possible or likely and which could affect another action or situation
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