Definition of CONTINGENT

noun : CONTINGENT

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) a gathering of persons representative of some larger group; "each nation sent a contingent of athletes to the Olympics" ;

  • 2. (

    ) a temporary military unit; "the peacekeeping force includes one British contingent" ;

Adjective : CONTINGENT

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) possible but not certain to occur; "they had to plan for contingent expenses" ;

  • 3. (

    ) uncertain because of uncontrollable circumstances; "the results of confession were not contingent, they were certain"- George Eliot ;


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