necessary/contingent

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  • necessary/contingent truths — A necessary truth is one that could not have been otherwise. It would have been true under all circumstances. A contingent truth is one that is true, but could have been false. A necessary truth is one that must be true; a contingent truth is one …   Philosophy dictionary

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  • Contingent — • Aside from its secondary and more obvious meaning (as, for instance, its qualification of the predicable accident, of a class of modal propositions, and so on), the primary and technically philosophical use of the term is for one of the supreme …   Catholic encyclopedia

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  • necessary — [adj1] essential all important, basic, binding, bottom line*, cardinal, chief, compelling, compulsory, crucial, decisive, de rigueur*, elementary, exigent, expedient, fundamental, imperative, incumbent on, indispensable, mandatory, momentous,… …   New thesaurus

  • contingent — 1 *accidental, fortuitous, casual, incidental, adventitious Analogous words: possible, *probable, likely: unforeseen or unforeseeable, unanticipated (see affirmative verbs at FORESEE) Contrasted words: inevitable, necessary, *certain 2 conditi …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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  • Contingent negative variation — The contingent negative variation (CNV) was one of the first event related potential (ERP) components to be described. The CNV component was first described by Dr. W. Grey Walter and colleagues in an article published in Nature in 1964.[1] The… …   Wikipedia

  • Contingent fee — A contingent fee (in the United States) or conditional fee (in England and Wales) is any fee for services provided where the fee is only payable if there is a favourable result. In the law is defined as [a] fee charged for a lawyer s services… …   Wikipedia

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