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eventuality

[ih-ven-choo-al-i-tee] /ɪˌvɛn tʃuˈæl ɪ ti/
noun, plural eventualities.
1.
a contingent event; a possible occurrence or circumstance:
Rain is an eventuality to be reckoned with in planning the picnic.
2.
the state or fact of being eventual; contingent character.
Origin of eventuality
1750-1760
1750-60; eventual + -ity
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eventuality

/ɪˌvɛntʃʊˈælɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
a possible event, occurrence, or result; contingency
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n.

1759, "a possible occurrence," from eventual + -ity, on model of French éventualité.

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