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noun [C]  /kənˈtɪn·dʒənt/ us  

contingent noun [C] (GROUP)

a group of people representing an organization or country, or a part of a military force: The conservative contingent walked out of the convention when their plan was rejected.


adjective  /kənˈtɪn·dʒənt/ us  

contingent adjective (DEPENDING)

depending on or influenced by something else: Buying the new house was contingent on selling the old one.
(Definition of contingent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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