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Definition 1: a temporary military unit - [noun denoting group]

Samples where contingent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the peacekeeping force includes one British contingent

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(contingent is a kind of ...) a unit that is part of some military service

"he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men"

(contingent belongs to category ...) 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"

Definition 2: a gathering of persons representative of some larger group - [noun denoting group]

Samples where contingent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • each nation sent a contingent of athletes to the Olympics

(contingent is a kind of ...) a group of persons together in one place

Definition 3: being determined by conditions or circumstances that follow - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where contingent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • arms sales contingent on the approval of congress

Synonyms for contingent in the sense of this definition

(contingent is similar to ...) 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"

Definition 4: possible but not certain to occur - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where contingent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they had to plan for contingent expenses

(contingent is similar to ...) capable of happening or existing

"a breakthrough may be possible next year" "anything is possible" "warned of possible consequences"

Definition 5: uncertain because of uncontrollable circumstances - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where contingent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the results of confession were not contingent, they were certain

(contingent is similar to ...) not certain to occur; not inevitable

"everything is uncertain about the army" "the issue is uncertain"

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