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contingentnoun [C]

 us   /kənˈtɪn·dʒənt/
  • contingent noun [C] (GROUP)

a ​group of ​peoplerepresenting an ​organization or ​country, or a ​part of a ​militaryforce: The ​conservative contingent ​walked out of the ​convention when ​theirplan was ​rejected.

contingentadjective

 us   /kənˈtɪn·dʒənt/
  • 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)

"contingent" in Business English

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contingentadjective

uk   us   /kənˈtɪndʒənt/
depending on something else in the future in ​order to ​happen: contingent on/upon sth The ​contract is contingent on ​approval by the Board of Trustees.
(Definition of contingent from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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