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contingent

noun [C, + sing/pl verb] uk   /kənˈtɪn.dʒənt/ us  
a group of people representing an organization or country, or a part of a military force: The French contingent certainly made their presence known at this year's conference. a large contingent of voluntary soldiers

contingent

adjective uk   /kənˈtɪn.dʒənt/ formal us  
contingent on/upon sth depending on something else in the future in order to happen: Outdoor arrangements are, as ever, contingent on the weather. Our success is contingent upon your support.
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