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Definition of eventuality noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



(pl. eventualities) (formal)
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something that may possibly happen, especially something unpleasant We were prepared for every eventuality. The money had been saved for just such an eventuality. In the eventuality of your passport being stolen, contact the embassy at once. The instructions he left covered all eventualities.
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