Dictionary Results for contingent


1. contingent - noun

· a gathering of persons representative of some larger group; "each nation sent a contingent of athletes to the Olympics"

Hypernym(s): gathering, assemblage




2. contingent - noun

· a temporary military unit; "the peacekeeping force includes one British contingent"

Synonym(s): detail

Hypernym(s): military_unit, military_force, military_group, force




3. contingent - adjective

· possible but not certain to occur; "they had to plan for contingent expenses"




4. contingent - adjective

· being determined by conditions or circumstances that follow; "arms sales contingent on the approval of congress"

Synonym(s): contingent_on, contingent_upon, dependent_on, dependant_on, dependent_upon, dependant_upon, depending_on




5. contingent - adjective

· uncertain because of uncontrollable circumstances; "the results of confession were not contingent, they were certain"- George Eliot





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