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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How to use contingent in a sentence?
The Kaliningrad contingent is being heavily upgraded qualitatively, not quantitatively, our general staff understands the folly of a large deployment here.
All interested bidders are aware that Fortis is in dire need of funds and that there could be contingent liabilities in the books of the company, that is the reason they may be unwilling to increase their bids without proper due diligence which the company seems to be reluctant to allow.
In this society, the norm of masculinity is phallic aggression. Male sexuality is, by definition, intensely and rigidly phallic. A man's identity is located in his conception of himself as the possessor of a phallus; a man's worth is located in his pride in phallic identity. The main characteristic of phallic identity is that worth is entirely contingent on the possession of a phallus. Since men have no other criteria for worth, no other notion of identity, those who do not have phalluses are not recognized as fully human.
Kent Fuchs really aggressively pushed me and put Kent Fuchs hands on me, and really took away that moment of me celebrating my graduation, it was directly targeted and contingent upon Nafeesah Attah race. There were other students prior to us going up there who were white who did back-flips and took selfies, who did a spin on stage and they were not handled in the same regard.
In the United States there is a unique blend of patriotism indoctrination from the pulpit which blends establishment controls into the religious ideology. This way, to question the establishment is to question God, therefore one’s patriotism and salvation is contingent on their submission to the state.
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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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