Meaning of contingent

Definition of contingent

(adj) possible but not certain to occur; "they had to plan for contingent expenses"
being 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
(noun) 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"

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