n event that may or may not occur; event that happens by chance 可能发生也可能不发生的事件; 偶发事件
*Be prepared for all possible contingencies, ie for whatever may happen. 要准备应付一切可能发生的事件.
* [attrib 作定语] contingency plans/arrangements 应变计划[安排].
an event or situation that might happen in the future, especially one that could cause problems
a contingency plan
Add up your outgoings, putting on a bit more for contingencies.
an amount of money that a lawyer in the US will be paid only if the person they are advising wins in court