contingence definition

  • noun:
    • A joining or holding.
    • Contingency.
    • Contact; holding.
    • position of contingence: the infinitesimally small direction involving the circumference of a circle and its own tangent at point of contact, and/or direction between two tangents to a curve at successive things.
    • line of contingence: a tangent; a contingent line; a tangent range.
    • Contingency.
    • See contingency.
    • a possible occasion or occurrence or result

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