Definition of eventuality in English:

eventuality

noun

  • A possible event or outcome:

    ‘be prepared for all eventualities’
    • ‘Being prepared for an eventuality is in the larger interest of the community as a whole.’
    • ‘By all means, cover yourself for unexpected eventualities such as death, unemployment and your house burning down.’
    • ‘Depending on your perspective, such an event may be a contingency or an eventuality.’
    • ‘Although I'd been toying with switching to insurance which covers all eventualities, I foolishly let sentiment get the better of me and stayed with him.’
    • ‘The second and final pitches are close to 20m, so we'd debated whether to take spares to cover the eventuality of stuck ropes.’
    • ‘The eventuality of an image-commodity is therefore a political manifestation.’
    • ‘The water companies have contingency plans in place to cover most eventualities and the police have considerable experience from the terrorist threat from the IRA.’
    • ‘He said given the volatile nature of health, the board had to have enough money to cover these eventualities and that they had to rely on their own experience in hospital management.’
    • ‘Neither Britain nor France was prepared militarily for such an eventuality.’
    • ‘Health chiefs are developing a programme to deal with such an eventuality and have already earmarked some staff.’
    • ‘It is impossible to give a simple theory of euthanasia that is able to cover all eventualities, since the issues involved are so complex, and almost no case is the same as another.’
    • ‘We need to be controlled, we need to be in fear of someone, to be conscious of our errors and their eventualities, because our race is not developed enough to control our mind.’
    • ‘Accidents do happen and car companies have insurance to cover such eventualities, except when they happen on a race circuit.’
    • ‘And depending on your attitude to risk, there is a whole number of policies available to protect against a wealth of possible eventualities.’
    • ‘It advises standing during penalty shoot-outs - the riskiest of situations for England fans - and prepare yourself for all eventualities.’
    • ‘Gardaí yesterday repeated they were not intimidating protesters, but merely preparing for all eventualities, including violence by a small minority.’
    • ‘We consider it to be good management planning, to cover all eventualities, and prepare their next move.’
    • ‘We have a few injury doubts and will take a big squad with us to cover all eventualities but I think he will be playing.’
    • ‘I was pondering these increasingly likely eventualities when the train pulled into the last stop, the doors opened and I fell out onto the platform with my unchanged rucksack.’
    • ‘The larger clubs will still be able to stockpile players to cover eventualities, but for the rest, a powerful weapon in the astute manager's armoury has been negated.’
    event, incident, occurrence, happening, development, phenomenon, thing, situation, circumstance, case, contingency, chance, likelihood, possibility, probability
    outcome, result, upshot
    fortuity
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Pronunciation:

eventuality

/ɪˌvɛn(t)ʃʊˈalɪti/