Meaning of “contingent” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “contingent” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"contingent" in American English

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contingentnoun [ C ]

us /kənˈtɪn·dʒənt/

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.


us /kənˈtɪn·dʒənt/

contingent adjective (DEPENDING)

depending on or influenced by something else:

Buying the new house was contingent on selling the old one.

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"contingent" in Business English

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uk /kənˈtɪndʒənt/ us

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.

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