Definitions for contingentkənˈtɪn dʒənt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
dependent on something not yet certain; conditional:
plans contingent on the weather.
liable to happen or not; uncertain; possible:
happening by chance or without known cause; fortuitous; accidental.
(of a proposition) neither logically necessary nor impossible, so that its truth or falsity can be established only by sensory observation.
(n.)a quota of troops furnished.
any one of the representative groups composing an assemblage.
a share to be contributed.
something contingent; contingency.
Origin of contingent:
1350–1400; (< MF) < L contingent-, s. of contingēns, prp. of contingere to touch
a gathering of persons representative of some larger group
"each nation sent a contingent of athletes to the Olympics"
a temporary military unit
"the peacekeeping force includes one British contingent"
possible but not certain to occur
"they had to plan for contingent expenses"
contingent, contingent on(p), contingent upon(p), dependent on(p), dependant on(p), dependent upon(p), dependant upon(p), depending on(p)(adj)
determined by conditions or circumstances that follow
"arms sales contingent on the approval of congress"
uncertain because of uncontrollable circumstances
"the results of confession were not contingent, they were certain"- George Eliot
An event which may or may not happen; that which is unforeseen, undetermined, or dependent on something future; a contingency.
That which falls to one in a division or apportionment among a number; a suitable share; proportion;
(military) a quota of troops.
Possible or liable, but not certain to occur; incidental; casual.
(with upon) Dependent on something that is undetermined or unknown.
The success of his undertaking is contingent upon events which he can not control.
Dependent on something that may or may not occur.
a contingent estate
Not logically necessarily true or false.
possible, or liable, but not certain, to occur; incidental; casual
dependent on that which is undetermined or unknown; as, the success of his undertaking is contingent upon events which he can not control
dependent for effect on something that may or may not occur; as, a contingent estate
an event which may or may not happen; that which is unforeseen, undetermined, or dependent on something future; a contingency
that which falls to one in a division or apportionment among a number; a suitable share; proportion; esp., a quota of troops
Translations for contingent
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a number or group, especially of soldiers.
- afdeling, kontingentAfrikaans
- فِرْقَة عَسْكَرِيّهArabic
- contingentePortuguese (BR)
- das TruppenkontingentGerman
- kontingent; troppekontingentDanish
- στρατιωτικό απόσπασμαGreek
- संख्या या समूह विशेष रूप से सैनिकों कीHindi
- részleg, kontingensHungarian
- 분견대, 파견단Korean
- gruppe, (troppe)kontingentNorwegian
- (vojaški) kontingentSlovenian
- destek birliği, yedek kuvvetTurkish
- 分遣部隊，小分隊Chinese (Trad.)
- فوجى دستہUrdu
- số quân được góp vào để trở thành một bộ phận của lực lượng lớn hơnVietnamese
- 分遣部队，小分队Chinese (Simp.)
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