1 possible but not certain to occur; "they had to plan for contingent expenses"
2 determined by conditions or circumstances not yet established; "arms sales contingent on the approval of congress" [syn: contingent on(p), dependent on(p), dependant on(p), depending on(p)]
3 uncertain because of uncontrollable circumstances; "the results of confession were not contingent, they were certain"- George Eliot
1 a gathering of persons representative of some larger group; "each nation sent a contingent of athletes to the Olympics"
2 a temporary military unit; "the peace-keeping force includes one British contingent" [syn: detail]
- Possible or liable, but not certain to occur; incidental; casual.
- (with upon) Dependent on something that is
- The success of his undertaking is contingent upon events which he can not control.
- Dependent on something that may or may not occur.
- a contingent estate
- Not logically necessarily true or false.
dependent on something unknown
dependent on something that may or may not occur
- Finnish: ehdollinen
Contingency may refer to:
contingent in German: Kontingenz (Philosophie)
contingent in Spanish: Contingencia
contingent in French: Contingent
contingent in Ido: Kontingenteso
contingent in Japanese: 偶然
contingent in Luxembourgish: Kontingenz
contingent in Dutch: Contingentie
contingent in Portuguese: Contingência
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