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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 con·tin·gen·cy /kənˈtɪnʤən(t)si/
 偶然,可能性,意外事故

From: Network Terminology

 contingency
 偶發事故 應急

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·tin·gen·cy n.; pl. Contingencies .
 1. Union or connection; the state of touching or contact. “Point of contingency.”
 2. The quality or state of being contingent or casual; the possibility of coming to pass.
    Aristotle says we are not to build certain rules on the contingency of human actions.   --South.
 3. An event which may or may not occur; that which is possible or probable; a fortuitous event; a chance.
    The remarkable position of the queen rendering her death a most important contingency.   --Hallam.
 4. An adjunct or accessory.
 5. Law A certain possible event that may or may not happen, by which, when happening, some particular title may be affected.
 Syn: -- Casualty; accident; chance.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 contingency
      n 1: a possible event or occurrence or result [syn: eventuality,
            contingence]
      2: the state of being contingent on something