Definition of eventuality in English:

eventuality

noun

  • A possible event or outcome.

    ‘be prepared for all eventualities’
    • ‘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 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.’
    • ‘It advises standing during penalty shoot-outs - the riskiest of situations for England fans - and prepare yourself for all eventualities.’
    • ‘The eventuality of an image-commodity is therefore a political manifestation.’
    • ‘Health chiefs are developing a programme to deal with such an eventuality and have already earmarked some staff.’
    • ‘Gardaí yesterday repeated they were not intimidating protesters, but merely preparing for all eventualities, including violence by a small minority.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Neither Britain nor France was prepared militarily for such an eventuality.’
    • ‘Accidents do happen and car companies have insurance to cover such eventualities, except when they happen on a race circuit.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We consider it to be good management planning, to cover all eventualities, and prepare their next move.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘And depending on your attitude to risk, there is a whole number of policies available to protect against a wealth of possible eventualities.’
    • ‘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 water companies have contingency plans in place to cover most eventualities and the police have considerable experience from the terrorist threat from the IRA.’
    • ‘The second and final pitches are close to 20m, so we'd debated whether to take spares to cover the eventuality of stuck ropes.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Being prepared for an eventuality is in the larger interest of the community as a whole.’
    event, incident, occurrence, happening, development, phenomenon, thing, situation, circumstance, case, contingency, chance, likelihood, possibility, probability
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Pronunciation

eventuality

/ɪˌvɛn(t)ʃʊˈalɪti/