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English definition of “contingent”

contingent

adjective     /kənˈtɪn.dʒənt/ formal
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 .Being based on or depending on something
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