contingent


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con·tin·gent

 (kən-tĭn′jənt)
adj.
1. Liable but not certain to occur; possible: "All salaries are reckoned on contingent as well as on actual services" (Ralph Waldo Emerson).
2. Dependent on other conditions or circumstances; conditional: arms sales contingent on the approval of Congress. See Synonyms at dependent.
3. Happening by or subject to chance or accident; unpredictable: contingent developments that jeopardized the negotiations. See Synonyms at accidental.
4. Logic True only under certain conditions; not necessarily or universally true: a contingent proposition.
n.
1.
a. A group or detachment, as of troops or police, assigned to aid a larger force.
b. A representative group that is selected from or part of a larger group.
2. An event or condition that is likely but not inevitable.

[Middle English, from Latin contingēns, contingent-, present participle of contingere, to touch; see contact.]

con·tin′gent·ly adv.

contingent

(kənˈtɪndʒənt)
adj
1. (when: postpositive, often foll by on or upon) dependent on events, conditions, etc, not yet known; conditional
2. (Logic) logic (of a proposition) true under certain conditions, false under others; not necessary
3. (Grammar) (in systemic grammar) denoting contingency (sense 4)
4. (Philosophy) metaphysics (of some being) existing only as a matter of fact; not necessarily existing
5. happening by chance or without known cause; accidental
6. that may or may not happen; uncertain
n
7. (Military) a part of a military force, parade, etc
8. a representative group distinguished by common origin, interests, etc, that is part of a larger group or gathering
9. a possible or chance occurrence
[C14: from Latin contingere to touch, fall to one's lot, befall; see also contact]
conˈtingently adv

con•tin•gent

(kənˈtɪn 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.
n.
5. 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.
[1350–1400; (< Middle French) < Latin contingent-, s. of contingēns, present participle of contingere to touch]
con•tin′gent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.contingent - a gathering of persons representative of some larger groupcontingent - a gathering of persons representative of some larger group; "each nation sent a contingent of athletes to the Olympics"
assemblage, gathering - a group of persons together in one place
2.contingent - a temporary military unit; "the peacekeeping force includes one British contingent"
military force, military group, military unit, force - a unit that is part of some military service; "he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men"
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
Adj.1.contingent - possible but not certain to occur; "they had to plan for contingent expenses"
possible - capable of happening or existing; "a breakthrough may be possible next year"; "anything is possible"; "warned of possible consequences"
2.contingent - determined by conditions or circumstances that follow; "arms sales contingent on the approval of congress"
conditional - imposing or depending on or containing a condition; "conditional acceptance of the terms"; "lent conditional support"; "the conditional sale will not be complete until the full purchase price is paid"
3.contingent - uncertain because of uncontrollable circumstances; "the results of confession were not contingent, they were certain"- George Eliot
uncertain - not certain to occur; not inevitable; "everything is uncertain about the army"; "the issue is uncertain"

contingent

noun
1. group, detachment, deputation, set, body, section, bunch (informal), quota, batch There were contingents from the navies of virtually all EC countries.
adjective
1. chance, random, casual, uncertain, accidental, haphazard, fortuitous these apparently random, contingent and unexplained phenomena
contingent on dependent on, subject to, controlled by, conditional on Growth is contingent on improved incomes.

contingent

adjective
1. Having a chance of happening or being true:
2. Determined or to be determined by someone or something else:
3. Occurring unexpectedly:
Translations
فِرْقَة عَسْكَرِيّه
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kontingenttroppekontingent
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kontingens
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kontingentasnenumatytas atvejis
kontingents
kontingent
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contingent

[kənˈtɪndʒənt]
A. ADJ to be contingent upondepender de
B. N
1. (Mil) → contingente m
2. (= group) → representación f

contingent

[kənˈtɪndʒənt]
adj (= dependent) to be contingent upon sth, to be contingent on sth → dépendre de qch
n (= group) → contingent m

contingent

adj
contingent upon (form)abhängig von; to be contingent uponabhängen von
(Philos) → kontingent
nKontingent nt; (= section)Gruppe f; (Mil) → Trupp m

contingent

[kənˈtɪndʒnt] (frm)
1. adj to be contingent upondipendere da
2. n (Mil) → contingente m; (group) → gruppo

contingent

(kənˈtindʒənt) noun
a number or group, especially of soldiers.
conˈtingencyplural conˈtingencies noun
a chance happening. We're prepared for all contingencies.
References in classic literature ?
But a more genuine feeling of relief was experienced by Devil's Ford when it was rumored that Fairfax Munroe had asked for the hand of Jessie Carr, and that some promise contingent upon the equitable adjustment of the affairs of the mine had been given by Mr.
Let us, then, look at this matter, along with some interesting items contingent.
My friend Heep has not fixed the positive remuneration at too high a figure, but he has made a great deal, in the way of extrication from the pressure of pecuniary difficulties, contingent on the value of my services; and on the value of those services I pin my faith.
Between him and me, secret articles were signed of which Herbert was the subject, and I paid him half of my five hundred pounds down, and engaged for sundry other payments: some, to fall due at certain dates out of my income: some, contingent on my coming into my property.
The results of confession were not contingent, they were certain; whereas betrayal was not certain.
The whole appearance of the dungeon might have appalled a stouter heart than that of Isaac, who, nevertheless, was more composed under the imminent pressure of danger, than he had seemed to be while affected by terrors, of which the cause was as yet remote and contingent.
The more it is contemplated, the more important will appear this ultimate though contingent power, of deciding the competitions of the most illustrious citizens of the Union, for the first office in it.
Elections in Ireland, till of late, were regulated entirely by the discretion of the crown, and were seldom repeated, except on the accession of a new prince, or some other contingent event.
The tool they selected after a stay of several days in their camp outside the village was a tall, old headman of The Sheik's native contingent.
At the corner of Arlington Street our contingent got out and strolled into the Green Park.
cried she; "the man has done his duty; you shall not bait him thus by thoughts of what might have been; he relinquished a temporary and contingent good to avoid a permanent and certain evil he did well.
Between himself and the Roman Catholic Chaplain of the Irish contingent lay, as Bennett believed, an unbridgeable gulf, but it was noticeable that whenever the Church of England dealt with a human problem she was very likely to call in the Church of Rome.

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