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
English Synonyms and Antonyms
absolute, arbitrary, arrogant, authoritative, autocratic, coercive, commanding, compulsive, compulsory, controlling, despotic, dictatorial, dogmatic, domineering, exacting, haughty, imperative, imperious, irresponsible, lordly, overbearing, peremptory, positive, supreme, tyrannical, unconditional, unequivocal
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Translations for contingent
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- случаен, контингент, дял, пай, зависещ, условенBulgarian
- möglich, Kontingent, AnteilGerman
- riippuvainen, ehdollinen, mahdollinenFinnish
- hypothétique, contingent, éventuelFrench
- пай, до́ля, кво́та, континге́нтRussian
- oviss, andel, avhängig, eventuellSwedish
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