contingence

[kuhn-tin-juhns]
noun
contact or tangency.

Origin:
1520–30; conting(ent) + -ence

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contingence (kənˈtɪndʒəns)
 
n
1.  the state of touching or being in contact
2.  another word for contingency

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contingence
c.1530, from M.L. *contingentia, from contingent- prp. stem of contingere "to touch" (see contact).
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Within that, there is a large, powerful contingence that is pushing for deep cuts in spending.
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