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contingence

[kuh n-tin-juh ns] /kənˈtɪn dʒəns/
noun
1.
contact or tangency.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; conting(ent) + -ence
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British Dictionary definitions for contingence

contingence

/kənˈtɪndʒəns/
noun
1.
the state of touching or being in contact
2.
another word for contingency
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Word Origin and History for contingence
n.

early 16c., from Medieval Latin *contingentia, from contingent- present participle stem of contingere "to touch" (see contact (n.)).

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