eventuality

[ih-ven-choo-al-i-tee]
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:
1750–60; eventual + -ity

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eventuality (ɪˌvɛntʃʊˈælɪtɪ)
 
n , pl -ties
a possible event, occurrence, or result; contingency

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eventuality
1828, from eventual + -ity, on model of Fr. éventualité. Originally "the power of observing in phrenology;" meaning "a possible occurrence" is from 1852.
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Example sentences
We've always kept back the next five or so in case of exactly this eventuality.
The only thing it does is make us less prepared for the eventuality.
We may, likewise, predict that there are certain things already prepared for
  this eventuality.
The lab has had years to prepare for this eventuality, and thus far there does
  not appear to be any significant source of concern.
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