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Contingency

A sum of money identified contractually to provide for unforeseen activities during the course of the building project.

contingency

uncertainty of social outcome. Conceptions of an inherent contingency of social events underpin much opposition to apparently deterministic theories of SOCIAL CHANGE such as some versions of MARXISM or EVOLUTIONARY THEORY. See also CHANCE.

contingency

An amount of money, included in the budget for building construction, that is uncommitted for any specific purpose. This amount is intended to cover the cost of unforeseen factors related to the construction which are not specifically addressed in the budget.
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6 PERFORMANCE INDICES AND CONTINGENCY RANKING OF 765 kV TRANSMISSION LINE NETWORK
As you might expect, this process is not perfect and is often impacted by a number of external factors such as continuing resolutions, sequestration and presidential decisions regarding force levels in Afghanistan, but that is part of the never-ending challenge in the contingency operations world to match resources to ever-changing requirements at a moment's notice.
Reachback operations can also increase the pool of potential operators available to assist in contingency contracting operations.
Qualitative information about the contingency sufficient to enable users to understand the risks posed to the entity.
The correlations between domain self-esteem and global self-esteem (refer to column r3 of Table 1) were higher than the correlations between the corresponding contingencies of domain self-esteem and global self-esteem (refer to column rl of Table 1), indicating that domain self-esteem was more strongly related to global self-esteem than was contingency of domain self-esteem.
This ambiguous stance on a cross-strait contingency has been taken partly out of consideration to China.
For sellers, however, a contingency clause request is not desirable.
study (2006) most related to the current study was that a balanced credit ratio between the individual and group portions of a performance contingency can work better than a contingency favoring either individual or group credit.
Time, or the absence of it, can affect your contingency plans.
By consolidating the contingency contracting mission into AMC, we can provide a full range of contracted combat support and combat service support needed by our deployed forces," said Lieutenant General William E.
Meanwhile, city officials have prepared a contingency plan with about $5 million in spending cuts in case they lose a utility-user tax collected from local cell phone owners.