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English definition of “contingent”

contingent

noun [C, + sing/pl verb]     /kənˈtɪn.dʒənt/
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 Parts of armies and groups of servicemenGroups of people
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