Exigency - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈeksɪdʒənsi|  American pronunciation of the word exigency
Brit.  |ˈɛksɪdʒ(ə)nsi|  British pronunciation of the word exigency

noun

- a pressing or urgent situation

the health-care exigency

- a sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action (syn: emergency, pinch)

Examples

...the exigencies requiring snap decisions that traders on the stock exchange face every day...

Word forms

noun
singular: exigency
plural: exigencies
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