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?
We should expect some of this money to go toward terrorism … there is no indication the Iranians will change their ways. In fact, the deal states that Iran does not have to – the relief of sanctions is not contingent upon the Iranians changing their ways.
There was no room for mediation. (My husband) was asking them to please stay calm and was asking what was going on. Abruptly, pushing and shoving, and without saying a word a gigantic, enormous contingent of agents, who were all over the place on the sixth-floor office where he works part of the day, took him away. they pushed me as well and they pointed their guns at me.
It is true that this contingent exists and operates mysteriously in some parts of Helmand, we have very strong intelligence and find those who want to infiltrate our ranks.
Our employee code of conduct policy requires all employees to cooperate during all official investigations, but that's contingent on whether( the FBI and the Justice Department inspector general) provide use immunity, if( the employees) did something, whatever it is, even if it's illegal, that use immunity protects them, provided that they don't knowingly or don't willfully provide false statements.
It's not a done deal, but we are still of the view that a September lift-off is in the cards, contingent on the view that the data out of the U.S. continues to be firm.
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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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