Contingency

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Contingency

An additional amount or percentage added to any cash flow item (ie. Capex). Care is needed to ensure it is either to be spent or to remain as a cushion.

Contingency

A negative situation that may occur and for which one ought to prepare. For example, a company may maintain extra cash reserves to cover unexpected liabilities. See also: Cushion.
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165) appeals to our unwillingness to accept all odds on the truth of a contingent proposition. Now, we might be tempted to risk a penny for the chance of winning a million pounds in case the sun does not rise tomorrow, but this does not show that we are uncertain about tomorrow's sunrise.
Applied to the consideration of the cognitive states of opinion and knowledge, this means that cognitive states involving contingent propositions are qualitatively distinct from those involving necessary ones.
(53) It should be noted that having the feature of indemonstrablity is not a sufficient condition for self-evidence, for many propositions are indemonstrable without being self-evident, as is the case with contingent propositions and false propositions.