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Definition of Contingent


  1. Possible, or liable, but not certain, to occur; incidental; casual.
  2. Dependent on that which is undetermined or unknown; as, the success of his undertaking is contingent upon events which he can not control.
  3. Dependent for effect on something that may or may not occur; as, a contingent estate.
  4. An event which may or may not happen; that which is unforeseen, undetermined, or dependent on something future; a contingency.
  5. That which falls to one in a division or apportionment among a number; a suitable share; proportion; esp., a quota of troops.
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Contingent Translations

contingent in Dutch is gebeurlijk, eventueel
contingent in Finnish is mahdollinen
contingent in German is Kontingent
contingent in Spanish is contingente
contingent in Swedish is truppavdelning