Definitions for contingentkənˈtɪn dʒənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

con•tin•gentkənˈtɪn dʒənt(adj.)

  1. dependent on something not yet certain; conditional:

    plans contingent on the weather.

  2. liable to happen or not; uncertain; possible:

    contingent expenses.

  3. happening by chance or without known cause; fortuitous; accidental.

  4. (of a proposition) neither logically necessary nor impossible, so that its truth or falsity can be established only by sensory observation.

    Category: Philosphy

  5. (n.)a quota of troops furnished.

  6. any one of the representative groups composing an assemblage.

  7. a share to be contributed.

  8. something contingent; contingency.

Origin of contingent:

1350–1400; (< MF) < L contingent-, s. of contingēns, prp. of contingere to touch

con•tin′gent•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. contingent(noun)

    a gathering of persons representative of some larger group

    "each nation sent a contingent of athletes to the Olympics"

  2. contingent, detail(adj)

    a temporary military unit

    "the peacekeeping force includes one British contingent"

  3. contingent(adj)

    possible but not certain to occur

    "they had to plan for contingent expenses"

  4. 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"

  5. contingent(adj)

    uncertain because of uncontrollable circumstances

    "the results of confession were not contingent, they were certain"- George Eliot

Wiktionary

  1. contingent(Noun)

    An event which may or may not happen; that which is unforeseen, undetermined, or dependent on something future; a contingency.

  2. contingent(Noun)

    That which falls to one in a division or apportionment among a number; a suitable share; proportion;

  3. contingent(Noun)

    (military) a quota of troops.

  4. contingent(Adjective)

    Possible or liable, but not certain to occur; incidental; casual.

  5. contingent(Adjective)

    (with upon) Dependent on something that is undetermined or unknown.

    The success of his undertaking is contingent upon events which he can not control.

  6. contingent(Adjective)

    Dependent on something that may or may not occur.

    a contingent estate

  7. contingent(Adjective)

    Not logically necessarily true or false.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Contingent(adj)

    possible, or liable, but not certain, to occur; incidental; casual

  2. Contingent(adj)

    dependent on that which is undetermined or unknown; as, the success of his undertaking is contingent upon events which he can not control

  3. Contingent(adj)

    dependent for effect on something that may or may not occur; as, a contingent estate

  4. Contingent(noun)

    an event which may or may not happen; that which is unforeseen, undetermined, or dependent on something future; a contingency

  5. Contingent(noun)

    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

contingent(noun)

a number or group, especially of soldiers.

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